Jester Shiraz 2006 (12 x 750mL) McLaren Vale, SA

Description:

Vintage

A dry winter, followed by heavy rains in spring, resulted in vines with healthy, balanced canopies on moist soils. A mild, early summer leading into a warmer period of veraison stopped vegetative growth, allowing vines to channel energy into the fruit. Hot weather conditions caused some stress in late summer, with balanced vines showing great resilience and high potential. Winemakers and growers did however observe crops to be 20-30% lower than the 2005 vintage. Reds were very fragrant with good acidity and length. Shiraz showed excellent quality. Vintage reports courtesy of the Phylloxera and Grape Industry Board of South Australia.

Vineyard

The vineyards are located in the Willunga district at the Southern end of McLaren Vale. The heavy grey loam soils over loam stone, intermixed with the black Biscay clay, combined with a maritime climate, contribute to an even ripening period and the development of rich fruit flavours and ripe tannins. Yield is around 4 tonnes an acre (70hl/ha).

Vinification

The fruit was fermented on skins at cool temperatures in order to capture and enhance the bright, pure berry fruit. The wine was then pressed and underwent partial barrel fermentation with natural malolactic fermentation occurring before the wine was racked.

Background

Mitolo Wines is a family owned business, established in 1999. It is borne of and led by the founder and owner Frank Mitolo’s vision: to create a range of wines of individuality, integrity and utmost quality. Whether it is the care in the vineyard, or in the winery, or the work of the many different coopers who source and shape the diverse barrels which are used at Mitolo, each wine is nurtured and developed with zealous passion that spares no effort or investment to ensure that the best of everything is brought together to make wines of elegance, purity and power. Winemaker Ben Glaetzer became a partner in 2001.

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Vintage

A dry winter, followed by heavy rains in spring, resulted in vines with healthy, balanced canopies on moist soils. A mild, early summer leading into a warmer period of veraison stopped vegetative growth, allowing vines to channel energy into the fruit. Hot weather conditions caused some stress in late summer, with balanced vines showing great resilience and high potential. Winemakers and growers did however observe crops to be 20-30% lower than the 2005 vintage. Reds were very fragrant with good acidity and length. Shiraz showed excellent quality. Vintage reports courtesy of the Phylloxera and Grape Industry Board of South Australia.

Vineyard

The vineyards are located in the Willunga district at the Southern end of McLaren Vale. The heavy grey loam soils over loam stone, intermixed with the black Biscay clay, combined with a maritime climate, contribute to an even ripening period and the development of rich fruit flavours and ripe tannins. Yield is around 4 tonnes an acre (70hl/ha).

Vinification

The fruit was fermented on skins at cool temperatures in order to capture and enhance the bright, pure berry fruit. The wine was then pressed and underwent partial barrel fermentation with natural malolactic fermentation occurring before the wine was racked.

Background

Mitolo Wines is a family owned business, established in 1999. It is borne of and led by the founder and owner Frank Mitolo’s vision: to create a range of wines of individuality, integrity and utmost quality. Whether it is the care in the vineyard, or in the winery, or the work of the many different coopers who source and shape the diverse barrels which are used at Mitolo, each wine is nurtured and developed with zealous passion that spares no effort or investment to ensure that the best of everything is brought together to make wines of elegance, purity and power. Winemaker Ben Glaetzer became a partner in 2001.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

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Dense purple colour, Jester Shiraz is almost black appearance. Dark chocolate, anise and all spice dominate the nose, supported by hints of French oak, cherries and coffee. A fresh and juicy mid-palate enhances tannin and length. The wine has flavours of fresh cut plums and liquorice with hints of blackberry and espresso and a long lingering finish.

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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Other Information

  • 2006 vintage
  • 12 x 750mL units
  • SA - McLaren Vale, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 14.5% alc.
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