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Jester Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (6 x 750mL) McLaren Vale, SA

Description:

ORIGIN

The Jester Cabernet comprises 20% Amarone fruit, dried for approximately 7-8 weeks, following the Italian appassimento technique of drying grapes on racks. The vineyards are located at the southern end of McLaren Vale, close to the seaside town of Aldinga. The combination of cool sea breezes and gully winds provide ideal conditions for growing fruit of intensity and balance. The vines sit on heavy clay, which gives the wine powerful fruit flavours. Best shared with family and friends, this is a Cabernet with great personality and generosity.

CREATION

The 2016 vintage produced high quality wines. Twenty per cent of the fruit is dried using the ancient Italian appassimento technique prior to fermentation, for approximately 7-8 weeks. The remaining grapes are fermented on skins for six to ten days, at cool temperatures to enhance pure berry fruit. Aside from producing a wine with a complete framework of tannin and intense fruit characteristics, this process adds a beautiful sensuous plushness to the mid palate.

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

The Jesters of the Courts of Europe had one motivation, to entertain the household of a nobleman and his guests. The Jester, a modern day entertainer, is exactly that. Able to excite and tell stories at any dinner table,

they are the life of the party. They waiver from fits of laughter, to being somewhat risqué and suggestive. Ultimately, they are there to remind us not to take life too seriously. They gather friends around regularly to eat and drink well, as they of course are the instigator of such frivolity. We all know a modern day Jester, and to them, the life of the party, we salute the Jester in you.

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ORIGIN

The Jester Cabernet comprises 20% Amarone fruit, dried for approximately 7-8 weeks, following the Italian appassimento technique of drying grapes on racks. The vineyards are located at the southern end of McLaren Vale, close to the seaside town of Aldinga. The combination of cool sea breezes and gully winds provide ideal conditions for growing fruit of intensity and balance. The vines sit on heavy clay, which gives the wine powerful fruit flavours. Best shared with family and friends, this is a Cabernet with great personality and generosity.

CREATION

The 2016 vintage produced high quality wines. Twenty per cent of the fruit is dried using the ancient Italian appassimento technique prior to fermentation, for approximately 7-8 weeks. The remaining grapes are fermented on skins for six to ten days, at cool temperatures to enhance pure berry fruit. Aside from producing a wine with a complete framework of tannin and intense fruit characteristics, this process adds a beautiful sensuous plushness to the mid palate.

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

The Jesters of the Courts of Europe had one motivation, to entertain the household of a nobleman and his guests. The Jester, a modern day entertainer, is exactly that. Able to excite and tell stories at any dinner table,

they are the life of the party. They waiver from fits of laughter, to being somewhat risqué and suggestive. Ultimately, they are there to remind us not to take life too seriously. They gather friends around regularly to eat and drink well, as they of course are the instigator of such frivolity. We all know a modern day Jester, and to them, the life of the party, we salute the Jester in you.

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

Expert Reviews

Part of the fruit is dried before being crushed and destemmed with the remainder for 14 days on skins, pressed to used French (70%) and American (30%) oak for 14 months maturation. Interesting wine, very intense and focused, the partial drying has improved the wine without increasing tannin or other extract. - James Halliday

Winery Tasting Notes

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COLOUR

Deep garnet red

NOSE

Ripe, fragrant and expressive, exhibiting classic Cabernet Sauvignon aromas of Blackcurrant, mocha, menthol, rosemary and tobacco leaf. These are subtly underscored by rich liqueured notes contributed by the portion

of Amarone fruit.

PALATE

Full bodied and supple, with abundant ripe tannins framing the ripe black fruit characters. Attractive notes of blackcurrant, liqueured Morello Cherry and dark chocolate emerge on the generous, mouth filling and richly textured palate, given lift by delicately herbaceous high notes and drawn out with mouth watering acidity.

FOOD PAIR

Roast Lamb

Medals & Trophies

Silver

Halliday Wine Companion

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.

View Mitolo website

Other Information

  • 2016 vintage
  • 6 x 750mL units
  • SA - McLaren Vale, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 14.5% alc.
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