James Halliday 94
“Dense purple-crimson; the wine is all about controlled power, the fist in a velvet glove; the
medium- to full-bodied palate rolls black fruits, a touch of licorice and a generous dash
of dark chocolate into a seamless whole; you know the tannins and oak are there, but no
Wine & Spirits 90
“Black and blue and bloody, this is a formidable shiraz scented with tar, blueberries, black
mushrroms and a sanguine note in its tannins. It’s rich and heady, suited to braised oxtail.”
International Wine Cellar 90
"Bright purple. Lively aromas of blackberry, cassis and spices. Spicy, bright and very fruity, with good energy to its dark berry flavors. This is far from a stereotypical Aussie shiraz. Finishes with smooth, gentle tannins and lingering spiciness. Offers considerable upfront appeal."~ST
Wine Spectator 88
"A savory style, offering toasty mineral and licorice flavors that wrap tightly around dark berry at the core, finishing lithe and focused. Drink now through 2015. 5,000 cases imported. " HS
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In a short period of time Mitolo has become recognized as one of the finest producers in McLaren Vale. Mitolo is a family owned business, started and led by the founder and owner Frank Mitolo. Frank's vision is to create a range of wines of individuality, integrity and utmost quality. Whether it is in the vineyard, or in the winery, or the work of the different coopers who source and shape the diverse barrels which are used at Mitolo, each wine is nurtured and developed with a zealous passion that spares no effort to ensure that the best of everything is brought together to make wines of purity, elegance and power.
Italian family roots inspired Frank's early interest and enthusiasm for good food and great wine. With three earlier generations of his family working as agriculturists and entrepreneurs, it is not surprising that (while heading an international horticultural business), Frank found the energy and passion to pursue his dream of creating world-class wines. The business was established in 1999 and a year later the first Mitolo wine was launched. It was called G.A.M.; named after Frank's three children and the next generation of Mitolo's, Gemma, Alexander and Marco.
Renowned winemaker Ben Glaetzer is a partner in the business and the combination of his winemaking skills and Frank's vision have led Mitolo to international recognition and acclaim. What started out as a dream is becoming an exciting reality, and Mitolo Wines has only just begun on its journey.