Jester Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (12 x 750mL) McLaren Vale, SA

Description:

Style

Bright, lush and juicy, Jester Cabernet Sauvignon shows a full bodied palate and mouth filling richness. 20% of the fruit has been handled in the Amarone manner- this technique of drying fruit adds complexity and fullness and produces soft juicy tannins. Jester Cabernet is upfront and approachable for early appreciation, delivering excellent quality for the price.

The vineyards are in the Willunga district in the southern end of McLaren Vale. The heavy grey loam soil over sandstone, intermixed with black Biscay clay, combined with a maritime climate, contribute to an even ripening period and the development of rich fruit flavours and ripe tannins.

Vintage

A thirteen day heat wave in late January and early February saw the 2009 Vintage begin in first week of February. Cool, dry conditions during berry ripening in most of the district were conducive to excellent flavour, colour and phenolic development. In general, the timing of the heatwave affected vineyards with lighter canopies and crop loads and those on thin or highly reflective soils and crops in the earlier ripening areas. Due to the early start to vintage, there were some difficulties handling both reds and whites through the wineries and this resulted in overall volume in the region being below average. Cabernet Sauvignon excelled, showing strong varietal characters, full bodied, balanced palate weight and an amazing perfume.

Winemaking

20% of the grapes were left on 10kg drying racks for 5 weeks and 3 days, in the traditional Amarone manner, to concentrate flavour. The fruit for Jester was fermented on skins for 6 days, at cool and warm temperatures, to enhance pure berry fruit. The wine was then pressed and underwent partial barrel fermentation. Natural malolactic fermentation occurred before the wine was racked.

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Style

Bright, lush and juicy, Jester Cabernet Sauvignon shows a full bodied palate and mouth filling richness. 20% of the fruit has been handled in the Amarone manner- this technique of drying fruit adds complexity and fullness and produces soft juicy tannins. Jester Cabernet is upfront and approachable for early appreciation, delivering excellent quality for the price.

The vineyards are in the Willunga district in the southern end of McLaren Vale. The heavy grey loam soil over sandstone, intermixed with black Biscay clay, combined with a maritime climate, contribute to an even ripening period and the development of rich fruit flavours and ripe tannins.

Vintage

A thirteen day heat wave in late January and early February saw the 2009 Vintage begin in first week of February. Cool, dry conditions during berry ripening in most of the district were conducive to excellent flavour, colour and phenolic development. In general, the timing of the heatwave affected vineyards with lighter canopies and crop loads and those on thin or highly reflective soils and crops in the earlier ripening areas. Due to the early start to vintage, there were some difficulties handling both reds and whites through the wineries and this resulted in overall volume in the region being below average. Cabernet Sauvignon excelled, showing strong varietal characters, full bodied, balanced palate weight and an amazing perfume.

Winemaking

20% of the grapes were left on 10kg drying racks for 5 weeks and 3 days, in the traditional Amarone manner, to concentrate flavour. The fruit for Jester was fermented on skins for 6 days, at cool and warm temperatures, to enhance pure berry fruit. The wine was then pressed and underwent partial barrel fermentation. Natural malolactic fermentation occurred before the wine was racked.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

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Colour

Bright with vibrant red brick hues

Nose

Complex aromas of red fruits, intermixed with dried flowers and herbs with nuances of cut plums, spice and liquorice adding depth of character

Rich with firm long tannins. Vibrant fruit fills the palate which rounds out to retain focus and freshness

Morrocan style lamb curry with eggplant and chickpeas

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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  • 2009 vintage
  • 12 x 750mL units
  • SA - McLaren Vale, South Australia
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