Mitolo G.A.M. Shiraz 2017 (6 x 750mL) McLaren Vale, SA

Description:

STYLE

At Mitolo we aim to produce wines that express our place and our heritage. Our location at the southern end of McLaren Vale gives us Shiraz fruit with powerful, pure flavours and elegant structure. The grapes are picked on flavour ripeness, which gives us the mature tannins and vibrant fruit which are key characteristics of all Mitolo wines. G.A.M. is opulent and robust, with a winemaking focus on creating balance as well as multilayered complexity. This wine, so reflective of the place it’s grown, is an ideal match for the rustic foods of our heritage.

VINEYARD

The G.A.M. Shiraz comes from the Lopresti vineyard, and more specifically the Chinese Block, which is located at the southern end of McLaren Vale about 3km east of the coastal town of Port Willunga. The soil here is heavy grey loam mixed with black Biscay clay and sits above ancient Ngaltinga formation clay. This combination provides ideal conditions for growing fruit of intensity and balance. The climate here is Maritime,

with dry, warm, sunny days in the growing season and a fresh sea breeze that cools the air overnight.

VINIFICATION

A successful vintage with above average crops and minimal faults. Spring was wetter than average with cooler

air temperatures delaying flowering and subsequently veraison. These cooler conditions continued through

early summer, defining the 2017 vintage. The wines of the vintage show a little more restraint compared to most

years, fresh and elegant with distinct savoury attributes. Each parcel of fruit for G.A.M. is fermented on skins for

ten days. Parcels are fermented quite cool which helps to preserve the bright fruit characters without extracting

any hard or bitter tannins from the skins and seeds. After ten days the wines are gently pressed and run down to oak barrels, of which approximately 60% are new. The wines are stored in the oak for 14 months after which

each barrel is considered for the final G.A.M. blend.

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Mitolo G.A.M. Shiraz 2017 (6 x 750mL) McLaren Vale, SA

Lot No: 0025-2494309 Quantity: 1
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04/03/2021 8.45 PM AEDT

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RRP$70

$30.67
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$184 per package

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Wine Summary Image

STYLE

At Mitolo we aim to produce wines that express our place and our heritage. Our location at the southern end of McLaren Vale gives us Shiraz fruit with powerful, pure flavours and elegant structure. The grapes are picked on flavour ripeness, which gives us the mature tannins and vibrant fruit which are key characteristics of all Mitolo wines. G.A.M. is opulent and robust, with a winemaking focus on creating balance as well as multilayered complexity. This wine, so reflective of the place it’s grown, is an ideal match for the rustic foods of our heritage.

VINEYARD

The G.A.M. Shiraz comes from the Lopresti vineyard, and more specifically the Chinese Block, which is located at the southern end of McLaren Vale about 3km east of the coastal town of Port Willunga. The soil here is heavy grey loam mixed with black Biscay clay and sits above ancient Ngaltinga formation clay. This combination provides ideal conditions for growing fruit of intensity and balance. The climate here is Maritime,

with dry, warm, sunny days in the growing season and a fresh sea breeze that cools the air overnight.

VINIFICATION

A successful vintage with above average crops and minimal faults. Spring was wetter than average with cooler

air temperatures delaying flowering and subsequently veraison. These cooler conditions continued through

early summer, defining the 2017 vintage. The wines of the vintage show a little more restraint compared to most

years, fresh and elegant with distinct savoury attributes. Each parcel of fruit for G.A.M. is fermented on skins for

ten days. Parcels are fermented quite cool which helps to preserve the bright fruit characters without extracting

any hard or bitter tannins from the skins and seeds. After ten days the wines are gently pressed and run down to oak barrels, of which approximately 60% are new. The wines are stored in the oak for 14 months after which

each barrel is considered for the final G.A.M. blend.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

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COLOUR

Deep and full crimson red

NOSE

Intensely aromatic, brooding and multi layered nose with flavours of satsuma plum, blackberry and subtle mint

complemented by black liquorice, saltbush, iodine and cedar.

PALATE

Savoury, structured and serious palate, packed with black fruits and dried herb. It starts fleshy and smooth, with the tannins building slowly helping to keep the fruit in check. There is a salty, almost iodine like acidity that helps to balance the powerful flavours.

FOOD MATCH

Baked Veal and Sage meatballs with soft Polenta.

Winery Profile

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For such a young winery, Mitolo’s history is rich. It’s one studded with success, wide acclaim, and – most importantly – truly memorable wines. But that’s only to be expected from a winery which, since the very first day, has been motivated by three potent words:

Purity. Elegance. Power.

Those were the guiding principles Frank Mitolo wrote down when he created the winery in 1999. With his Italian heritage and a family history of working the land, Frank was only interested in pursuing excellence. And the results were there immediately in the release of the first Mitolo wine - the 2000 G.A.M. - named after Frank’s children Gemma, Alexander and Marco.

Attracted by this commitment to only create wines of outstanding quality, acclaimed winemaker Ben Glaetzer joined Mitolo as a partner in 2001. With grapes sourced from two of Australia’s premier wine regions, Mclaren Vale and the Barossa Valley, Frank and Ben now work tirelessly to surpass their already impressive achievements. Mitolo Wines, praised by some of the world’s toughest critics, are now enjoyed in more than 20 countries around the world.

And that is just the start.

View Mitolo website

Other Information

  • 2017 vintage
  • 6 x 750mL units
  • SA - McLaren Vale, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 14.5% alc.
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