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Mitolo Shiraz G.A.M. 2009

Mitolo Shiraz G.A.M. 2009

750ml          
Sku: 1743259

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Mitolo Wines is a family owned business founded in 1999 by Frank and Simone Mitolo. With his Italian heritage and three generations of his family working as agriculturists, Frank set out to create wines of individuality, integrity and quality. Fruit is sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards located in McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley. The Willunga district vineyards, planted on heavy grey loam soil over sandstone, intermixed with black Biscay clay, are located on the southern tip of the McLaren Vale and the Greencock vineyard located in northern part of the Barossa Valley is planted on free draining loam over limestone. The focus is on Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Other varieties include Sangiovese and Vermentino. Winemaker Ben Glaetzer was born in Adelaide and began his career working as a cellar hand at Barossa Valley Estate and then as winemaker at Tyrrell’s. In 2001 Ben became a partner and since then Mitolo has gone from strength to strength.

Tasting notes
Aromatics of blackberries, plums, mocha, toasty vanillaoak and spice. The palate shows great depth of fruit character framed by fine grain tannins combined with a streak of naturally balanced acidity on the finish.

Rating
 Wine Spectator 91 points (May 31 2012)
This rich red is redolent of tobacco, roasted game and spices around a core of dark cherry and berry flavors, playing against fine tannins. Best from 2014 through 2020. 400 cases imported. –HS
 Wine Enthusiast 90 points (Sep 2013)
A full-bodied, very ripe rendering of Shiraz, Mitolo’s 2009 G.A.M. offers hints of raisined fruit to go with its notes of coffee, smoke, roasted meat and baking spices. The creamy midpalate and velvety finish make it drinkable already, although it should hold up well for another few years.
 Wine Advocate 92 points (Feb 2012)
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 G.A.M. Shiraz gives notes of blackberry preserves, warm black plums and creme de cassis over olives, underbrush, Ceylon tea and mace, plus a hint of dark chocolate. Full bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, it has a medium level of finely grained tannins, lively acid and a long finish. Drink it now to 2019.

Technical notes
Shiraz from the Chinese Block of Lopresti Vineyard was fermented on skins for 10 days after which the wine matured for 18 months in fine grained oak hogsheads – 70% new and 30% neutral French and American oak.

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