Rich and concentrated, deliciously fleshy and full bodied with plush yet granular texture. The fruits of the nose carry through on the palate and complex savoury notes develop in the glass, adding layers to the wine. Firm yet supportive tannins marry perfectly, giving ample structure and length, delivering a smooth, dry-textured finish.
Destemmed and crushed to 8 tonne open fermenters, with twice daily pump overs throughout ferment. Temperatures were kept cool, between 20 and 24˚ C in an attempt to extract the tannin, colour and flavour very softly. Once pressed, the wine was transferred to 30% new French, 10% new American and 60% seasoned oak Hogs Heads, undergoing natural malolactic fermentation and barrel maturation for 18 months. The final wine was bottled without fining and receiving only light filtration.
Lopresti Home Block Vineyard - Flour Mill Road, Whites Valley, McLaren Vale.
Located in close proximity to the Gulf of St Vincent in the Whites Valley district of McLaren Vale between the towns of Willunga and Aldinga. Black and grey Biscay clays predominate, sitting over alluvial Ngaltinga formation. Sea breezes mediate day time heat while the cracking clays reduce vigour during the critical ripening period. These factors help to produce a wine of depth and concentration.
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.
The perfect place to kick your feet up, let your hair down and feast. Perhaps a Roman style pizza or a handmade pasta, Frankie's menu has been carefully curated to share. Open Sundays (and some Saturdays throughout Summer).
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. Open Thursday-Sunday.