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2017 Coriole Sparta McLaren Vale Shiraz

2017 Coriole Sparta McLaren Vale Shiraz

 

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$149.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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  • The Lloyd family founded Coriole in 1967, and are considered pioneers in the McLaren Vale region, and visionaries in the planting of Italian and French varieties. Long before it was fashionable, Mark Lloyd developed vineyards of Sangiovese, Picpoul, Chenin Blanc, Nero d’Avola, and others, plus of course, Shiraz. They are considered one of the leading lights of the region.

    Sparta is from their Galaxidia vineyard, planted in 1998, and surrounded by olive trees. The original owners of this vineyard came from the countryside surrounding Sparta, an area much loved by Coriole founder Mary ‘Molly’ Lloyd. The soils are Terra Rossa - red brown earth over limestone.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Our Sparta Vineyard is the only Coriole vineyard to face due North and produces a vibrant red fruited and rich style of Shiraz. It is largely planted with a very old Shiraz clone called the ‘Bob Hardy’. Sparta is made to highlight the fruit and floral notes of McLaren Vale Shiraz with good density and medium structure.

    TASTING NOTE

    This is a classic McLaren Vale Shiraz. A savoury nose of burnished leather, ground anise, polished mahogany and blackberry bramble. A plush palate offering up a bounty of forest fruits and mellow oak. The Sparta is a fruit driven Shiraz made to enjoy in its youth through will cellar well. Tannins are soft and approachable with great fruit length.

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