Sangiovese was pioneered in Australia by Coriole Vineyards with the first plantings in 1985. It provided a contrasting style to shiraz - the great tradition of McLaren Vale - and has proven to be ideally suited to the warm maritime climate of the region. The fruit is sourced from some of the oldest producing sangiovese vines in Australia.
The nose is bright and pronounced showing an alluring mix of red cherry and floral rose, along with sweet thyme flower lift. The palate is medium bodied with great depth of flavour showing more cherry, raspberry and mixed spice. Fine but firm tannin give the palate great persistence and drive.
"This is, quite simply, a lovely savoury red wine, medium-bodied and extremely food friendly. It pairs not only with Italian-accented dishes but also with modern Australian cuisine. You won't find many better sub-$30 reds." —
"Alluring aromas of earth and bracken with lighter red berries and a hint of licorice. The palate has such effortless, casual appeal. Silky-smooth with lingering, red-cherry flavors. Sangiovese done right. Drinkability meets value." —
"A bright and fruit-forward example, this has great freshness and drinkability. Blackberry and black cherry fruits burst from the glass with a dusting of Italian herbs. Supple tannins on a mid-weight palate make it an approachable and more-ish style to enjoy young." — Gourmet Traveller WINE