Mitolo is a family owned winery established in 1999 by Frank Mitolo. Mitolo's...
vision is to create individual, handcrafted premium wines built on passion and an uncompromising commitment to quality. Winemaker Ben Glaetzer became a partner in the business in 2001. The fusion of Frank's intimate knowledge of the land and business acumen with Ben's winemaking talent has led to the creation of one of Australia's most exciting wineries.
The Cabernet comes from a single block in the Willunga district at the southern end of the McLaren Vale. The grapes are grown on black Biscay clay and were hand harvested in March at around 13 Baume and laid out to dry on 10kg drying racks.
Vintage started the first week of February, slightly earlier than average, with high natural acidity due to the cool early summer and healthy canopies. The heatwave interrruped perfect vintage conditions, causing a condensed harvest period.
The grapes were dried on 10kg racks for 37 days in the traditional Amarone manner, resulting in 30% weight loss. Grapes were fermented on the skins for two weeks, then left to macerate for a further three weeks prior to pressing. This wine saw 10 months in 80% new French and 20% French coopered American oak.
A diverse aromatic spectrum: black plums, leather, herbs and spice. The tannin structure is seemless and tight. Flavours of anise, blackcurrant and roasted coffee bean.
|Grape varieties||90% Cabernet Sauvignon
|Region||McLaren Vale, South Australia|
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