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2015 Coriole Barbera

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Say 'Ciao' to this neat little barbera from Coriole. This Italian variety has found a home in Australia, and they keep getting better. This offering shows lots of pepper spice and cherries on the nose, along with hints of earthy savouriness. The palate is medium-bodied and vibrant, with licks of red berries, mellow tannins, and a clean, graceful finish. This would be the bomb with veal scallopini.

Winemaker's Notes

Coriole has grown Barbera for over a decade and produces it in the traditional red table wine style of Northern Italy. Barbera is second only to Nebbiolo in Northern Italy, and is renowned for having marked acidity. This however can be one of the most satisfying wines with a range of foods.

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2015 Coriole Barbera

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The Wine Front (2013 Vintage) says
Went into used oak, which is a nice way to treat Barbera. Excellent choice for nights when you want to change it up a bit. Bright cherry and blue fruit, floral, new leather, slight meaty stink and something herbal, that you might call ‘attic garden’ or ‘magic greenhouse’. Medium bodied, bright acidity, almost sour cherry but with sweet juicy fruit, light tannin and a good finish. Still feels a little edgy as a young wine, but should settle into its skin with a little more time in bottle. Nicely done. - Gray Walsh.
The Wine Front
90
WINESTATE (2011 Vintage) says
Gorgeous fruit cake aromas and a complex yet elegant palate. A good food wine.
July/Aug Winestate
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
Deep, briary aromas of blackberries, dark plums and cherries with undertones of nicotine and diesel are lifted by a wild, floral aspect. Dripping with dense, perfectly varietal flavour, it's forward and juicy with genuine length of dark, juicy fruit underpinned by a supple, elegant spine and finished with an assertive, refreshing acidity.
2019-2023
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
92
WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
Warm oaky nose -hints of berries. Oak driven palate with earthy flavours and soft tannins.
Winestate Magazine, Mar/Apr 2012
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
90
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
91
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
There's plenty of colour and richness here: the wine has briary dark-berry fruit aromas, cassis and some dark mocha-scented oak, and a sense of driven ripeness. Think about the vintage - this variety's resilience has been put to the test. The palate has quite dense, strapping, dark, fleshy berry flavour, some plums and red fruits, a good sweep of tannin and a juicy, drink-now style.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
The region and vintage speak as loudly as the variety in this bold style, loaded with dense blackberries, plums and liquorice, tempered with the bright acidity of the variety on the finish.
Wine 100, October Issue 2011
91
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
90
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
Perhaps it tastes a little dry and unyielding but it provides plenty of mouth entertainment - which is of course an excellent attribute. Flavours of liquorice, pepper, red and black berries and a scrape of lemon rind (really!). It's a nice sort of rustic wine with a spicy finish. We reckon it's pretty good.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
91
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Exceptional colour for the variety, which is a prelude to the flavours across a silky spectrum of red fruits, ranging from cherry to raspberry; fine tannins and good balance; one of the best yet in Australia for a workhorse variety.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
93

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