Mitolo (McLaren Vale)
❁ Mitolo (McLaren Vale) www.mitolowines.com.au
Frank Mitolo cnr Angle Vale & John Road, Virginia SA 5120
Tel: 08 8282 9012 Fax: 08 8380 9062
Mitolo Wines was formed in 2000 after Frank Mitolo decided to expand on early efforts and commercialise his production. Through the winemaking services of Ben Glaetzer a (also a partner in the business) remarkably high standard has been achieved from the outset. Fermentation is completed in primarily French oak (new) in which the wines are subsequently aged for up to 16 months. Three differing Shirazes are notable for their depth, extract and detailed, complex fruit expressions. The fullest demonstration of fruit and terroir is revealed in the potentially outstanding McLaren Vale Savitar Shiraz. All must be given at least 5 years’ age. Jester is a second-label Shiraz with good berryish McLaren Vale character. It is attractive but of some substance too. First produced in 2002 is Serpico, a Cabernet Sauvignon made from grapes dried on racks. It is very concentrated and powerful but balanced with black plum and black cherry fruit and avoids any overt raisiny character. Jester rosé from Sangiovese is a gutsy but well-balanced example and is now complemented by Jester Vermentino white. All the wines come complete with a Latin inscription which sheds some light on their names.
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