Mitolo `Serpico` Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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Serpico was a famous New York police officer who wasn't afraid to 'work against the grain' and in doing so exposed immense depth of police corruption in the era. With Mitolo Serpico we aim to step outside our peers and redefine the accepted style of Australian wine. 'Audendum defendere fides tuas nonque conformandum plebi est' 'One must have the courage to stand up for your beliefs and not conform to the masses'

Mitolo delivers wines that express purity of varietal flavour and show elegance of structure whilst being rich, powerful and complex. All the grapes are picked on flavour ripeness which contributes to the soft, ripe tannins and vibrant fruit which is a key characteristic of all Mitolo wines. Serpico, the flagship Mitolo Cabernet, is made using the Amarone technique of drying grapes before fermentation. This process concentrates flavour contributing mid palate plushness, complexity and mouth coating yet silky tannins.

SA - McLaren Vale
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Medium- to full red-purple; blackcurrant and dark chocolate aromas move into a very different setting on the palate, which is fine and juicy, giving no hint of its alcohol; instead the wine assumes a positively elegant posture. Once again, the work of a supremely talented winemaker. Rating 94 - Drink by 2020 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2011)

Made in the “Amarone” method with grapes picked at 12.5% potential alcohol and semi-dried slowly, the 2009 Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in 100% new oak barriques, 90% French. It offers a deep garnet color and aromas of tobacco, meat, dried mulberries and dried Mediterranean herbs over a core of creme de cassis and a whiff of menthol. The full bodied palate is savory, layered and complex with a generous amount of flavor supported by a medium to high level of chewy tannins and crisp acidity. The finish is long, taut and a little firm at this stage. Consider drinking it 2013 to 2022+. Rating 93+, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, #199 Feb 2012

Winery Tasting Notes


Opaque dark red with youthful purple hues.


2008 Serpico has a very diverse aromatic spectrum; cut black plums intermingle with leather and herbal spice.


The tannin structure is seemless, nishing with rewarding tightness. Flavours of anise, blackcurrant and roasted co ee bean prevail.

SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
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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.

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