2016 Coates La Petite Rouge
Youthful and bright with excellent fruit clarity. Light-to-medium weight with gentle spice and primary red fruit. A fragrant, light, early drinking style with lovely red cherry and cranberry flavours and faint underlying savouriness. Good straight from the bottle but even better with air. Excellent value.
90 points - Toni Paterson MW
How’s it taste?
Deep crimson in colour, the plum and raspberry aromas are supported by liquorice, black pepper and fresh herb notes. The palate offers vibrant black fruits along with spice, undergrowth and subtle oak. Drink now to 2025, 400 cases made.
Who made it?
Duane Coates has a long held passion for Australian and overseas wines. He expanded his winemaking training with vintages in Burgundy with Chateau Demessey, the Rhone Valley with Domaine Francois Villard and the Douro Valley with the Fladgate Partnership (Taylor’s). Exposure to European wines and winemaking has given Duane a broad perspective on techniques and wines styles and heavily influenced the winemaking philosophy of Coates Wines is not predicated on fashion or blind adherence to dogma. The processes they use (and avoid) have grown from experience and understanding with the aim of making wines in a way that provide sensory delights that are truest to region and variety.
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