A stylistically perfumed and elegant shiraz, this wine is a tribute to Angela, the matriarch of the Mitolo family.
Perfumed with lifted blue fruits, red berry compote, creamy nuances and a hint of vanilla. Plush and elegant on the palate, showing satsuma plum, ripe raspberry and blueberry framed by silky tannins with very fine texture, while delicate flickers of fresh herbs add savoury elements to the wine. Medium-to-full bodied with great depth but remaining poised and balanced by vibrant acidity for an effortlessly moreish finish.
Destemmed and crushed to 8 tonne open and static fermenters, with twice daily pump overs throughout ferment. Temperatures were kept cool, between 20 and 24°C, to encourage a soft tannin structure and plush mouthfeel while retaining fruit aromatics. Once pressed, the wine was transferred to 25% new French, 5% new American and 70% seasoned oak Hogs Heads, undergoing natural malolactic fermentation and barrel maturation for 16 months. The final wine was bottled without fining and receiving only light filtration.
Located at the southern end of McLaren Vale near the seaside town of Willunga. The soil type moves from Biscay clays to more alluvial clay loams of the Christies Beach Formation and contains gravel and rock fragments throughout. Sea breezes mediate day time heat during summer and the critical ripening period.
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