Mitolo Angela Shiraz 2015

Mitolo Angela Shiraz 2016

McLaren Vale, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14.5%
Mitolo is well-known for their outstanding quality McLaren Vale red wines made by the highly skilled Ben Glaetzer. Mitolo's Angela Shiraz is typically a slightly different expression of McLaren Vale Shiraz, with beautiful lifted aromatics, pure, ripe berry flavours and a subtle oak influence that allows the fruit flavours to shine.

The 2016 Mitolo Angela Shiraz is another classy McLaren Vale Shiraz of enormous appeal; medium to full-bodied yet incredibly approachable, this is packed with dark chocolate, blackberry and subtle mint flavours beautifully balanced with soft acidity and a grippy, savoury structure.

Review of the 2015 vintage included below;

"94/100. From the Lopresti family's Sandra's Block Vineyard at the southern end of McLaren Vale near Willunga. The free-draining soils here are considered to produce bright, lifted shiraz. 18 months in oak, predominantly older French puncheons. A very composed and polished wine, with generous blackberry, chocolate and typically regional earthy characters seamlessly woven together. Oak and tannin subtly play their part. A high quality crowd pleaser. Price when Tasted: $35.00. 14.5% alc Drink By: 2030. Screwcap"- Steven Creber, winecompanion.com.au.

Availability: In stock

$29.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Mitolo Wines is a family owned winery, established in 1999 by Frank and Simone Mitolo. Their vision is to create individual, handcrafted premium wines built on passion and an uncompromising commitment to quality. This is what defines Mitolo Wines. Winemaker, Ben Glaetzer became a partner in the business in 2001. The fusion of Frank’s intimate knowledge of the land and business acumen and Ben’s winemaking talent, has resulted in the creation of special and unique wines.
6
South Australia
McLaren Vale
750
14.5
Fresh black plum and blackcurrant flavours flood the elegant medium bodied palate. These are underscored by complex and attractive notes of peppermint, dark chocolate, star anise and bay leaf. Abundant fine and ripe tannins frame the palate, drawing it out into a firm and earthy finish. McLaren Vale in a modern idiom.

We source the Shiraz fruit for this wine from Sandra’s block, located at the southern end of McLaren Vale near the seaside town of Willunga. The soil and geology of this block differ slightly with less black Biscay clay and more alluvial Christies Beach formation. This soil type contains rocky fragments that have been sheared off the nearby hills and deposited in this soil millions of years ago, it is free draining, resulting in less vigour over spring and more content vines in the ripening period. This leads to a bright and uplifted wine style whilst retaining signature Mitolo Shiraz softness.

Shiraz for Angela is destemmed and crushed gently then pumped over once daily for around ten days. The ferment was kept cool throughout in an attempt to extract the tannin, colour and flavour very softly and to hold onto the pure fruit characters that are a signature for Mitolo. The wine was kept in a combination of new (~10%) and one and two-year-old barrels, mainly of French origin, for 18 months before being blended. The final blend is clarified by racking only, and bottled without fining or filtration.

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