2016 PYLA

2016 PYLA

Regular price $28
The 2017 has been bottled and will be released early april- please email me here to pre-order as there is very little available 
This wine is comprised of  Nero d’Avola,  Mourvedre, Carignan and Shiraz. These are all grown on sandy soils at our vineyard in Blewitt Springs in the North East of McLaren Vale.
These late ripening varieties were hand picked, destemmed and co-fermented in open fermenters and then spent 12 months in seasoned oak barrels.
The lightest in our range but by no means a simple wine.  Nero d'Avola and Carignan provide bright floral perfume whist the mourvedre provides earthy depth and spice. The shiraz is this instance provides chalky tannins and some meaty richness. 
 A vibrant and floral wine with soft tannins and medium weight. 
WINEFRONT 93 points

"Here’s something new. From Duncan and Peter Lloyd, sons of Mark Lloyd of Coriole, comes an indie project. The source is Coriole’s Blewitt Springs vineyard, not but the wine label is entirely separate. Nice to hear Duncan is back in the Coriole bosom after several years experience outside of the family winemaking fold. This is a wine that says ‘run, don’t walk’ to me. It’s a killer release. It’s also a blend of nero d’avola, mourvedre, carignan and shiraz. Spice of Arrakis! The sophist in me wants to say ‘red blends like this from McLaren Vale are far more interesting and far better as a motif from the region than bog standard shiraz’, but I won’t… meanwhile, are you serious, this is $25?!

This has tannin, tension, fragrance and beautiful layers of fruit flavour. It’s a wine that will please those seeking a throaty, hearty red while also giving the Italianate-leaning amongst us a good dose of savouriness, spice, herbal detail and chewy, al dente ribbons of tannin. It’s more red than black fruit spectrum, shows some silkiness despite the chomp of tannin, sits at medium weight. It’s a wine of style, complexity and deliciousness. Wonderful."