Coriole Piquepoul 2018


"Just so nice" - Wine Front 

Australia, SA, McLaren Vale
750mL
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"The first piquepoul vineyard in modern Australian wine history was planted by Coriole in 2010. No slouches in the inventive grape variety department. The resulting wine is delicate, light and fresh.


Pristine white wine of shy, gentle nature, but very thirst-quenching and generally drinkable is the gist. Light, green apple scents and flavours, a puff of talc, a whiff of faint honey in a breeze, all set to a lightly crisp texture. Refreshing is a good by-word. This is brilliant drinking, and its gentle nature has you back to the glass quickly. Just. So. Nice. Kudos."


Mike Bennie, Wine Front, 92 Points, September 2018


"Piquepoul has long been a favourite of the Lloyd Family and was selected as having potential as a new variety for McLaren Vale. We imported the cuttings from a nursery in southern France and had our first release in 2015. The variety has proven itself to be well suited to our Mediterranean climate and has found a new home in the Vale. Its fresh acidity and lively texture make it a great accompaniment for Seafood, particularly oysters and other shellfish.


A light, bright white with layers of lemon, white flowers, sherbet, rose water and a hint of sea spray. The palate is exciting and fresh greeting you with vibrant acid; preserved lemon, lime zest, crisp nashi pear and green apple ensue."


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