Much of Mitolo’s rich and ripe style is thanks to vineyard location, down toward the Southern end of McLaren Vale. There are none of the cooler influences that come off the back of the Adelaide Hills here, as you see around Kangarilla, shown clearly by the sheer density in this shiraz.
This wine is made off the Lopresti vineyard, close to where the G.A.M. is sourced. It’s a rocky patch of the vineyard and creates particularly intense and dense shiraz. Black as night, powerful blackberry, mulberry, dark chocolate and cocoa aromas are well matched to ripe, sweet new oak – oak fans will be happy although the balance is right. The palate is then luscious and full with a savoury kick over dark fruits – roasted meats, spice and sage plus blackberry and liquorice all-sorts flavours sitting on a bed of ripe tannins. It finishes long, muscular and strong suggesting this will also age well but would be delicious right now with prime Wagyu Sirloin steak.