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
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, eRobertParker.com #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.