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Mitolo G.A.M. Shiraz

Mitolo G.A.M Shiraz

Mitolo G.A.M Shiraz is opulent and robust, with a focus on finesse and multilayered complexity. It exhibits typical Mitolo softness and richness.

Mitolo G.A.M Shiraz comes from the Lopresti vineyard, and more specifically the Chinese Block, which is located at the southern end of McLaren Vale, about 4km east of the coastal town of Port Willunga. The soil here is heavy grey loam mixed with black Biscay clay and sits above ancient Gnaltinga formation bedrock. Strong vine growth in spring is tempered by summers dry winds, developing pure, bright and savoury fruit flavours that are tempered by cooling afternoon sea breezes.

Intense, complex and bright nose of black cherry and blackened cedar wood with complexing dried Mediterranean herbs. The palate is a true reflection of one of the great vintages of the region with immense yet savoury flavours of vanilla, dark plums and dry, earthy flavours reminiscent of the clay soil from which it is grown.

To see our full range of Mitolo wines go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/mitolo/

To find out more about the winery go to https://www.mitolowines.com.au/

 

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: AustralianRegion: South Australia, McLaren ValeAlcohol: 15%Vintage: 2010Flavours: , , Grape Details: ShirazVinification: Aged in fine grained oak predominantly hogsheads (70% new being a blend of 80% French and 20% French coopered American oak plus 30% being one and two year old French/American oak) for 18 months.Cellaring: Will drink well for 10 yearsTasting: On the Nose: Lifted pure aromatics of darker berry fruits and spice: blackberries, plums, mocha, toasty vanilla oak. On the Palate: The palate is powerful and extremely focussed with great depth of fruit character that is well framed by fine grain tannin, and drawn together to a long finish by naturally balanced acidity.SKU: MITOL01

£30.00 a bottle

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Mitolo

“Mitolo, founded in 1999 (2000 was their first vintage) has in a very short space of time become one of Australia’s hottest wineries. It has been lauded by the press, with James Halliday saying that ‘Frank Mitolo has methodically covered every aspect of high-quality winemaking”¦’ and Huon Hooke commenting that the Mitolo wines ‘”¦are genuinely low-yield, majority old-vine, handmade wines of real concentration and opulence”¦to put it simply, the wines are great.’
Frank Mitolo’s partner is winemaker Ben Glaetzer, who was recently awarded the 2004 Qantas Medal for Young Australian Winemaker of the Year. Ben is obsessed with quality. ‘We pick all the grapes into small bins, pick on flavour rather than analysis and use about 80% French oak.’”

South Australia

The McLaren Vale is predominately a red wine region, producing some of the best red wines in South Australia. Vineyards were first planted in the mid 1800s. One of the early pioneers Thomas Hardy established a business that evolved to BRL Hardy, one of the largest wine companies in the country. The region also has a healthy number of boutique wineries that consistently make fine wines and experiment with different wine styles. The climate is warm to hot with dry summers, and benefits from cooling breezes from the St Vincent Gulf. The main wine styles: Red – Shiraz (rich, ripe & generous), Cabernet Sauvignon; White – Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc.

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