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Mitolo Wines McLaren Vale G.A.M. Shiraz 2020

G.A.M. Shiraz 2020

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Mitolo Wines McLaren Vale G.A.M. Shiraz 2020

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Mitolo’s first release, G.A.M. was named in honour of Frank Mitolo’s three children – Gemma, Alexander and Marco.

Tasting Note

A fruitful and expressive nose of red plum, sweet red cherry and blackberry. Sweet spices of cinnamon and vanilla, and notes of Dutch chocolate. The rich and generous palate carries the plum, cherry and blackberry from the nose. Creamy chocolate and velvety textures surround well-structured, mouth filling tannins, giving the wine ample mid-palate breadth. Succulent acidity frames the wine perfectly, leaving a satisfying and moreish finish.


Parcels for the 2020 G.A.M. Shiraz were destemmed and crushed into a mix of 8 tonne and 2 tonne open fermenters, with twice daily pump overs throughout ferment. Temperatures were kept cool, between 20 and 24ºC to extract the tannin, colour and flavour very softly. Once pressed, these parcels were transferred to French and American oak hogshead barrels for 16 months maturation and natural malolactic fermentation. The final blend was put together from 15% new French oak, 5% new American oak and 80% seasoned French and American oak, before a further 4 months of barrel maturation in seasoned oak, to fully integrate the blend. The 2020 G.A.M. Shiraz was bottled without finings and received only light filtration.


Lopresti Home Block and Lot 10 – Flour Mill Rd, Whites Valley.
Soils across these two blocks include grey to brown sandy clays, brown cracking clays and black Biscay clays sitting over alluvial Ngaltinga formation. These highly reputed soils maintain soil moisture during the growing season then dry out and crack open in summer, controlling vine vigour and concentrating flavours in the fruit. Cooling sea breezes off the Gulf of St Vincent mediate daytime heat and keep nights cool, retaining acidity and vibrancy.

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