Mitolo The Angela Shiraz 2013

£17.99

GOLD - SWA 2016

TASTING NOTE

Deep, bright crimson. Blackberry bramble, plum, and cassis perfumes blend with subtle mint and dried herbs. This 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 from oak ageing.

The Shiraz fruit for this wine is sourced from Sandra's block, located about 5km south of Mitolo's Chinese Block. The soil and geology of this block differ slightly 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. This soil type is free draining, resulting in less vigour over spring and more content vines in the ripening period. This leads to a brighter wine style with signature Mitolo Shiraz softness.

The 2013 vintage in McLaren Vale was a good one with excellent winter rains and mild, dry conditions ideal for grape ripening. Fruit was harvested in March.

Shiraz fruit for Angela was 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 tannins, 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 about 10% new and one and two year old barrels, mainly of French origin, for 18 months before being blended. The final blend was clarified by racking only, and bottled in September 2014 without fining or filtration

Mitolo The Angela Shiraz 2013
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