My Cart

Back to Press Reviews

Press Reviews

Perduto Pecorino - 2023

94 Points
The Pecorino grape is on the rise in Australia, convincingly so. Mitolo understands it well, highlighting not only its attractive textural qualities, but introducing a touch of savouriness. The result is a complex wine, singularly expressive and individual. Dusty, citrus aromas mix enticingly with white peach, apple and lifted honeysuckle floral notes. That is the basis for a wine that goes on to explore in greater depth a range of tastes that includes quince, preserved lemon and an almond mealiness and nuttiness throughout, all set against a creamy background. Both complex and refreshing. An exciting addition to the McLaren Vale wine scene.
Jeni Port, Winepilot, February 2024

93 Points
Sourced from McLaren Vale’s first Pecorino plantings. Star fruit, golden kiwi, Johathon apples and calamansi lime. Bubbling hot honeycomb, thyme blossom and caramelised parsnip. An aroma profile that beguiles and delights but one that you have to peer closely at for its rewards. Baked Madeleine biscuits and kernel. A savoury smoked salt salinity and elevated acidity. The wine has good phenolic grip and finishes bone dry. I am enamoured with this wine, it is detailed and showcases the interesting fruit and textural complexity of Pecorino. Drink now and not too cold. A wine that would be great with chewy pippies or vongole pulled from their shell with toothpicks.
Shanteh Wale, Winepilot, March 2024

92 Points
Heavy, embossed bottle, thick metal foil, Diam 10. This better be good.

Cumin, fennel, peach, honeydew melon. It’s a wine of solid fruity core with an underlying creamy-nutty texture and a ‘mineral’ drive of long finish. Dusty herbs, some lavender, almond and mint, sweet citrus. Very well composed. It is good. Unsure if it’s material to age for 10 years, but I’d be curious to see.
Kasia Sobiesiak, The Wine Front, February 2024

91 Points
An ever so appealing white variety that is just perfect when you’re looking for a fresh and fragrant no-brainer drink on those warm afternoons. Crunchy biscuitty, floral and likely popcorn-like characters creating an engaging aroma. The palate has a chalky minerality to lift through to the finish. Nice current drinking wine.
Ray Jordan, Winepilot, February 2024

91 Points
This shy but charming Pecorino, a grape which hails from Central Italy, offers up restrained yet engaging aromas of lemon rind, saline and acacia with an attractive savoury edge. Bone dry, with a chalky mouthfeel and tangy acidity, a bit hit of citrus flavours strike before holding through to a long, tight finish. 
Angus Hughson, WInepilot, March 2024

90 Points
Driven to near extinction, the central Italian grape pecorino has seen somewhat of a revival at home, and it’s taking early steps here. Fermented cool, then held on lees in tank for seven months. While not headily aromatic, this is intense, with scents of lime, apple, both blossom and crisp green fruit, Meyer lemon, sage and sea spray. That fruitfulness extends to the palate, with a textural sway, from fruit concentration and lees, that is quickly relegated by vigorous natural acidity and a sandy pithiness.
Marcus Ellis, Wine Companion, February 2024



Make a Reservation

Cellar Door

Say hello to Mitolo's fun, extraordinary McLaren Vale family. Discover first hand the origins of Mitolo, the craftsmanship of the wines and the playful personality behind each bottle. Currently closed for winter.

Frankie Italo Dining & Disco Lounge

The perfect place to kick your feet up, let your hair down and feast. Pizzas topped with local produce, pastas made by hand, Frankie’s menu has been carefully curated to share. Currently closed for winter.

Little Wolf Osteria

Little Wolf's focus is on house made, house grown and locally sourced produce that delivers striking modern flavours influenced by the sea, and amazing wines. Embracing tradition and much loved flavours of the Italian kitchen, cooked over fire and made by hand. Currently closed for winter.