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Mitolo

Marsican 2016

McLaren Vale

Named after the rare Marsican bear, native to Frank’s father Bruno’s homeland, Abruzzo. The same bear can be seen in the night sky over Italy forming the Ursa Major – a constellation that has been a navigational reference point for ages. Marsican is a tribute to Frank Mitolo’s heritage and his fathers enduring influence and guidance. 

Wine Spectator "Powerful and robust, with black licorice and tar overtones to the spiced plum, cocoa powder, dried blackberry, blueberry and sage notes. Offers chewy, dense tannins, plenty of aromatics and oomph…

Wine Advocate "A barrel selection chosen from a couple of vineyard blocks, the 250-case production 2016 Marsican Shiraz exudes richness. Loaded with mocha and dark berries, accented by vanilla and dried spices,…

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Marsican 2015

McLaren Vale

Named after the rare Marsican bear, native to Frank’s father Bruno’s homeland, Abruzzo. The same bear can be seen in the night sky over Italy forming the Ursa Major – a constellation that has been a navigational reference point for ages. Marsican is a tribute to Frank Mitolo’s heritage and his fathers enduring influence and guidance. 

Wine Advocate "A terrific effort, the 2015 Marsican Shiraz is a 220-case barrel selection of the best Shiraz in the cellar. It’s an artful blend of fruity (blackberries and blueberries) and savory…

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G.A.M. 2018

McLaren Vale

G.A.M. represents the first initial of each of the Mitolo children's first names - Gemma, Alex and Marco. The G.A.M. Shiraz comes from the Chinese Block within the Lopresti Vineyard, located all the way at the southern tip of McLaren Vale and on the coast.

Wine Advocate (94-96) "The 2018 GAM Shiraz is aging in 70% new oak, which has given it a cool, menthol-cedar nuance. Full-bodied and dark-fruited, the cassis flavors finish long and mouthwatering. It looks…

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G.A.M. 2017

McLaren Vale

G.A.M. represents the first initial of each of the Mitolo children's first names - Gemma, Alex and Marco. The G.A.M. Shiraz comes from the Chinese Block within the Lopresti Vineyard, located all the way at the southern tip of McLaren Vale and on the coast.

Wine Advocate "Another successful vintage, the 2017 GAM Shiraz is a bit more savory than usual, with meaty notes and hints of black olives joining rich blackberry flavors. Full-bodied and velvety on…

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Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

McLaren Vale

“Serpico” was a famous New York police officer who wasn’t afraid to ‘work against the grain’. With Serpico, Mitolo aims to step outside its peers and redefine the accepted style of Cabernet making. Serpico is a 100% Cabernet made in the Amarone method to achieve intense aromas, and a concentrated viscous middle palate with soft and silky tannins.

Wine Advocate "Made in a way akin to Amarone, from partially dried grapes, the 2018 Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon features lifted, almost floral, notes of black tea leaves atop fresh blueberries and cassis.…

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Jester Shiraz 2018

McLaren Vale

The Jester wines share the pedigree of the top Mitolo wines, but are more accessible and fruit-forward. Jester Shiraz is a blend of several blocks within the Lopresti vineyard in the Willunga district, all the way at the southern tip of McLaren Vale overlooking the coast. Intense, textured and shows pure dark fruit flavors.

Wine Advocate "The medium to full-bodied 2018 Jester Shiraz is a solid value, offering up scents of ripe blackberries and mulberries. It’s juicy, fresh and vibrant, with soft, supple tannins framing the…

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Jester Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

McLaren Vale

Jester Cabernet is a “baby” Serpico, the top Mitolo Cabernet produced using an Amarone drying process. For the Jester Cabernet, only a portion of the grapes are left to dry in the traditional Amarone winemaking method. Jester Cabernet is upfront and approachable, delivering excellent quality for the price.

Wine Advocate "Like its partner, the Shiraz, the 2018 Jester Cabernet Sauvignon is a terrific value for current drinking. It’s less weighty than the Shiraz, appropriately medium-bodied, with fresh, leafy notes layered…

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Jester Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

McLaren Vale

Jester Cabernet is a “baby” Serpico, the top Mitolo Cabernet produced using an Amarone drying process. For the Jester Cabernet, only a portion of the grapes are left to dry in the traditional Amarone winemaking method. Jester Cabernet is upfront and approachable, delivering excellent quality for the price.

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Jester Shiraz 2017

McLaren Vale

The Jester wines share the pedigree of the top Mitolo wines, but are more accessible and fruit-forward. Jester Shiraz is a blend of several blocks within the Lopresti vineyard in the Willunga district, all the way at the southern tip of McLaren Vale overlooking the coast. Intense, textured and shows pure dark fruit flavors.

James Suckling "A very tart and tangy, red-fruited style with a crunchy, fresh palate that has an elegant, slightly tangy, citrusy finish."

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G.A.M. 2015

McLaren Vale

G.A.M. represents the first initial of each of the Mitolo children's first names - Gemma, Alex and Marco. The G.A.M. Shiraz comes from the Chinese Block within the Lopresti Vineyard, located all the way at the southern tip of McLaren Vale and on the coast.

Wine Advocate "Hints of menthol and toasty French oak accentuate the plums and mulberries on the nose of the 2015 GAM Shiraz. This is full-bodied, plush and rich on the palate, showing…

Jeb Dunnuck “Deeper and richer than the 2014, the 2015 Shiraz G.A.M. (which represents the initials of the Mitolo children) offers a smokin’ good bouquet of mulled spices, chocolate, salted caramel, and…

Related Materials: Mitolo G.A.M. 2015 Tech Sheet (95 JD)

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Jester Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

McLaren Vale

Jester Cabernet is a “baby” Serpico, the top Mitolo Cabernet produced using an Amarone drying process. For the Jester Cabernet, only a portion of the grapes are left to dry in the traditional Amarone winemaking method. Jester Cabernet is upfront and approachable, delivering excellent quality for the price.

Wine & Spirits (Best Buy) “This wine’s dried-currant flavors fill its cushioned velvet texture. More dried fruit comes with air, from figs to black plums. The wine’s acidity stands apart, needing a year or two…

Related Materials: Mitolo Jester Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Tech Sheet (90 W&S) Mitolo Jester Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Shelf Talker (90 W&S)

Wine Spectator “Robust, featuring toasted herb and tobacco leaf notes that work with the concentrated cassis and framboise flavors, showing an appealingly firm structure and plenty of balance on the finish. Drink…

Related Materials: Mitolo Jester Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Shelf Talker (90 WS) Mitolo Jester Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Tech Sheet (90 WS)

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Jester Shiraz 2016

McLaren Vale

The Jester wines share the pedigree of the top Mitolo wines, but are more accessible and fruit-forward. Jester Shiraz is a blend of several blocks within the Lopresti vineyard in the Willunga district, all the way at the southern tip of McLaren Vale overlooking the coast. Intense, textured and shows pure dark fruit flavors.

Wine Advocate "Always a crowd-pleaser, the 2016 Jester Shiraz is a medium to full-bodied, creamy-textured beauty for drinking over the next few years. There are just enough savory/meaty notes with good complexity…

James Suckling "A very approachable and medium-bodied shiraz that offers red plums, raspberries and a lightly spicy character. Fresh and flavorsome."

Related Materials: Mitolo Jester Shiraz 2016 Tech Sheet (91 JS) Mitolo Jester Shiraz 2016 Shelf Talker (91 JS)

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G.A.M. 2013

McLaren Vale

G.A.M represents the first initial of each of the Mitolo children’s first names - Gemma, Alex and Marco. The G.A.M. Shiraz come from the Chinese Block vineyard which is located in the Willunga district at the southern end of McLaren Vale. The grapes are picked on flavor ripeness, which gives us the mature tannins and vibrant fruit which are key characteristics of all Mitolo wines. G.A.M. is opulent and robust, with a winemaking focus on creating balance as well as multilayered complexity. This wine, so reflective of the place it’s grown, is an ideal match for the rustic foods of our heritage.

James Halliday “Warm flavors of blackberry and saltbush with coffeed oak in well-balanced support.”

Related Materials: Mitolo G.A.M. 2013 Tech Sheet (91 JH)

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Jester Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

McLaren Vale

Jester Cabernet is a “baby” Serpico, the top Mitolo Cabernet produced using an Amarone drying process. For the Jester Cabernet, only a portion of the grapes are left to dry in the traditional Amarone winemaking method. Jester Cabernet is upfront and approachable, delivering excellent quality for the price.

Jeb Dunnuck "Lots of tobacco, chocolaty dark fruits, and a hint of wood smoke all emerge from the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Jester, which hits the palate with a full-bodied, layered, incredibly sexy…

Related Materials: Mitolo Jester Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Tech Sheet (90 JD) Mitolo Jester Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Shelf Talker (90 JD)

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G.A.M. 2014

McLaren Vale

G.A.M. represents the first initial of each of the Mitolo children's first names - Gemma, Alex and Marco. The G.A.M. Shiraz comes from the Chinese Block within the Lopresti Vineyard, located all the way at the southern tip of McLaren Vale and on the coast.

Wine Advocate "Deep garnet in color with a hint of purple, the 2014 Shiraz G A M offers fruitcake, preserved plums and blueberry tart notes with suggestions of mocha, Marmite and bacon fat. Medium…

Related Materials: Mitolo G.A.M. 2014 Tech Sheet (92 WA)

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Marsican 2014

McLaren Vale

Named after the rare Marsican bear, native to Frank’s father Bruno’s homeland, Abruzzo. The same bear can be seen in the night sky over Italy forming the Ursa Major – a constellation that has been a navigational reference point for ages. Marsican is a tribute to Frank Mitolo’s heritage and his fathers enduring influence and guidance. 

Wine Enthusiast “Mitolo's top wine, made only in the best vintages, is a deep well of blackberries, blueberries, chocolate, coffee and white pepper. It's rich and velvety in texture, with soft edges…

Jeb Dunnuck “The tiny production 2014 Shiraz Marsican is a blend of the finest barrels in the winery and spent 14 months all in new oak. This beauty is another rich, concentrated,…

Related Materials: Mitolo Marsican 2014 Tech Sheet (96 JD)

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Jester Vermentino 2016

McLaren Vale

Frank Mitolo and Ben Glaetzer spent considerable time researching the choice of varietal for Mitolo's first white wine, and Vermentino was chosen as a grape that matches well with food and that would suit the McLaren Vale region. The maritime climate of McLaren Vale perfectly reflects that of the Mediterranean coastal districts of Corsica and Sardinia from which this varietal is best known. Warm days and cool, breezy nights allow for the grapes to develop balanced acidity and fresh fruit flavors.

James Halliday “Pale, bright straw-green; with considerable attitude and punch. While the dominant flavors are fruity, crisp and bright with some of the same attributes of good Pinot Gris, there is a…

Related Materials: Mitolo Jester Vermentino 2016 Tech Sheet (94 JH)

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Jester Shiraz 2015

McLaren Vale

The Jester wines share the pedigree of the top Mitolo wines, but are more accessible and fruit-forward. Jester Shiraz is a blend of several blocks within the Lopresti vineyard in the Willunga district, all the way at the southern tip of McLaren Vale overlooking the coast. Intense, textured and shows pure dark fruit flavors.

James Suckling "Bright and vivid with blueberry, blackberry and licorice. Hints of flowers. Full body, tight and chewy. Linear and racy. This shows strength and structure. Give it two or three years…

Related Materials: Mitolo Jester Shiraz 2015 Tech Sheet (93 JS) Mitolo Jester Shiraz 2015 Shelf Talker (93 JS)

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Angela 2018

McLaren Vale

The Lopresti Family growers have provided fruit for Mitolo from the very beginning. Sourced from Sandra’s Block, matriarch of the Lopresti family, this wine is a tribute to Frank Mitolo's mother, Angela, matriarch of the Mitolo family.

Wine Advocate "Vanilla and mulberries mark the nose of the clay-grown 2018 Small Batch Series Angela Shiraz. It’s a rich but elegant offering, with ample weight and depth, dark overtones of mocha…

Wine & Spirits Magazine "From a vineyard near Willunga in the south of McLaren Vale, this wine focuses on black raspberry flavors and some sanguine, iron-rich notes of game. The bright berry flavor is…

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7th Son 2018

McLaren Vale

The wine’s name comes from Seventh Son of the Seventh Son, a folklore concept of birth right gifts of second sight, healing and luck. The Seventh Son is a testament to the quality of these two varieties, Grenache and Shiraz, in McLaren Vale and how well they can compliment each other. When blended together though these opposites provide a great foil for each other, creating a complex and intriguing wine.

Wine Advocate (92-94) "Made up of a similar blend to the 2017, the 2018 Small Batch Series 7th Son is nevertheless riper and more savory, with black olive tapenade notes, hints of cola…