Mitolo Angela Shiraz 2013 (6 x 750mL) McLaren Vale, SA

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Overview

STYLE

Angela is a slightly different expression of Shiraz which is sourced from Sandra’s block, located about 5km south of the Chinese Block we use for our G.A.M. Shiraz. We have always used grapes from Sandra’s block as a blending component in our Jester Shiraz but as this vineyard has matured, it has shown its potential to stand alone as a single vineyard wine. I have always loved the slightly brighter fruit profile and complete structure that we get from Sandra’s block. It has the ideal power and weight to sit between our Jester Shiraz and premium G.A.M. Shiraz. Angela is lifted with pure, ripe berry flavours at the forefront and subtle oak, allowing the fruit flavours to shine.

VINEYARD

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 to Chinese Block, 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.

VINIFICATION

The 2013 vintage in McLaren Vale was a good one with excellent winter rains and mild, dry conditions ideal

for grape ripening. 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.

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

Expert Reviews

Destemmed and crushed, matured in mainly French oak (10% new, 90% 1 and 2yo) for 18 months. Very well made, speaking with equal clarity of its region and variety; plum and black cherry fruits slide fluidly across the palate, oak a measured companion. - James Halliday

Winery Tasting Notes

COLOUR

Deep, bright crimson

NOSE

This vintage has produced darker, earthier flavours: blackberry bramble, plum, and cassis with subtle mint and

dried herbs.

PALATE

This years Angela Shiraz is a true reflection of vintage, with the low yields producing concentrated wine of a more savoury nature and great structure. Blackberry, olive tapenade, tar, and cassis flavours are balanced

with bright acidity and subtle vanillin oak.

CELLARING

6 - 10 years

MATURATION

Aged in fine grained oak, predominantly hogsheads (10% new: 90% old French Oak) for 18 months.

FOOD MATCH

Braised rabbit pappardelle - slow cooked rabbit served with ribbon pasta.

Medals & Trophies

Gold

Halliday Wine Companion

Vintage
2013
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

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.

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