Coriole Mary Kathleen Cabernet Merlot
$5399each
$647DOZEN
WineryCoriole
Fruit CabernetSauv Merlot
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
Each $53.99
$647.00
Available in cases of 6
Coriole was first developed by Geoffrey Kay, a distant relative of the Amery Vineyard Kays. Dr Hugh Lloyd GP sewed the vines which produce Mary Kathleen during a period when the fashion was to plant in contours around the local Seaview highlands. Named after the estate's matriarch, Mary Kathleen is crafted from three small blocks, originally planted in the 1960s. Perennially lauded and famously received, Mary Kathleen is generously mouthfilling with sweet fruit, earthy regional hints and complex spice.
The Seaview subregion of McLaren Vale generally has shallow soils which are red and brown earths with limestone and ironstone. This contrasts with deeper clays, sand and black biscay soils in other parts of McLaren Vale. Because the soils are shallow, controlled irrigation is critical for good flavour and colour by avoiding extreme stress. The soils at Coriole are about 80% terra rosa, that is red brown earths over limestone. Often this limestone has a capped shiny surface. Another area contails red earth with ironstone, and the oldest vineyard planted in 1920 is on deep clays. Two thirds or more of Cuvee Mary Kathleen is Cabernet Sauvignon, the balance in Merlot. Alcohol 14.0%
TASTING NOTES
Deep plummy red colour. Aromatics of redcurrant, ripe mint and perfumed rose petals. With breathing, polished wood and a smokey cigar box aromas become evident. The palate shows bright fruit, lifted berries and blackcurrant supported by creamy textures. A brooding wine with structural tannin and good length, full of fruit and lovely soft tannins.
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  Each $53.99
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Available in cases of 6
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More About Coriole Winery
Siituated in the hills north of the McLaren Vale township in an area known as the Seaview sub region, the Coriole winemaking operation was aquired and re-established by the Lloyd Family during the sixties
Coriole's old house and barn were constructed in about 1860. The slate roof of the old house, and its immense slate slab floors are typical of early houses of the district. Coriole was first owned by an English company, managed by Geoffrey Kay, a distant relative of the the Kays of nearby Amery Winery. Coriole's old shiraz vines were planted in 1919, when the district was experiencing a strong surge in export growth of its burgundy style wines to England and increasing wine sales interstate. Coriole»