*Read this humming to the tunes of Dino Paul Crocetti……Maybe it’s Coriole’s love and pioneering of Italian Varietals, maybe it’s the idea of sitting under the vines outside the homestead overlooking the vale on a summers day or maybe it’s just a romanticised wine lover who can’t help but entwine his wine memories to a sound track. But I think of Coriole and I think of sipping a big glass of Nebiollo or Barbera whilst sitting in my deck chair eating olives and cured meat listening to the crooners and reminiscing about the old days. Est in 1967 and working off vines planted around 1919 the Lloyd family began Coriole vineyards and to this day is still in the hand of the Lloyd family. Always keeping up with the times, Coriole’s first release was a 1970 Claret before moving into unchartered territory in the mid 80’s by planting the Italian varietal Sangiovese. The Lloyds love affair with the Italian Republic has grown to now see the vineyard include varietals Fiano, Grenache, Barbera and Fiano as well as a small allotment of Montepeluciano. Meet the Coriole guys at winedirect.com.au’s Through the Tasting Glass - Curiouser & Curiouser tasting at the national wine centre on the 10th of May 2014.