Named for the ironstone from which it grows
The Redstone range is produced from Coriole's own estate vineyards and other selected sites in the McLaren Vale Region. The name comes from the distinctively coloured ironstone so common in the vineyards and buildings at Coriole.
"On opening, the nose suggests a wine more about fruit and florals than spice and pepper, although there are some notes of leather and caraway. A little air sees black cherry and plum emerge. The palate is generous, soft and rich - but not overly ripe, with plummy flavours dominant. The finish is well-balanced with refreshing natural acidity." - Northern Daily Leader (Tamworth)
"Coriole's a consistent McLaren Vale performer, offering harmonious, full, ripe regional reds that never tip into the over-ripe, porty style and always come with a satisfying savoury edge. Redstone, an old favourite, delivers bright, fruity flavours and soft tannins with the appreciable extra dimension of age (2006 vintage versus the more usual 2007 or 2008 at this price). Its cellar mate, sourced entirely from Coriole Estate (in the Vale's Seaview sub-region) offers more intense flavours, savouriness and an appealing supple, smooth texture - though there's a good load of tannin there to match the fruit. Should cellar well for a decade or so." Chris Shanahan - Sunday Canberra Times
"Whatever the style of wine - or olive oil - you can rely on McLaren Vale stalwart Coriole to deliver a decent drink at a fair ask. Such is the case with the latest Redstone. By all means pay more ($28) for the Estate Shiraz, a splendid wine with a future, but for instant gratification, try the lighter-bodied Redstone. Attractive red and black berry fruit is neatly offset by some drier, savoury notes. It's a very neat package and ideally suited to casual weekend luncheons." Paddy Kendler - Herald Sun