The grape variety Nero d’Avola was originally selected in southern Sicily and suits warm climates. Coriole produces a fruit-forward, early-drinking style.
Abundant aromas of ripe, red cherries, sage flower and berry bramble. The alluring colour is reminiscent of cherry and juicy red berries. A wonderfully fruit-forward, easy-drinking wine with a velvety, round palate; fine, supple tannins and a delicate, lingering finish.
Now sourced from three vineyards, two at Coriole and one at the base of the foothills, the Nero vines have really established themselves. The fruit is handpicked and then destemmed. The whole berries are then cold soaked for 4 days before they are brought back to temperature and allowed to ferment naturally. The must is over seeded with yeasts chosen to lift the natural aromatics of the variety. After a brief spell in seasoned oak, the wine is bottled at about 6 months of age.