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Mitolo Wines

7th Son Grenache Shiraz Sagrantino

7th Son Grenache Shiraz Sagrantino

Vintage
2014

The wine is mid-weighted with bright acidity and heart-warming earthy, savoury characters of dried herb and tar sitting perfectly alongside delicate raspberry and cherry.

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SKU: 7thSon
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Bramble herbs with hints of cracked black pepper underpinned with earthy, dark fruit characters of Satsuma plum, black cherry and liquorice. Grenache plays a leading role, a dark cherry lift with a seductive, almost slippery mid palate. Shiraz provides some weight to the juicy mouth feel as well as dark fruits and earthy olive tapenade characters. Finally, Sagrantino, despite its low proportion, adds beautiful dry earth, cigar box-like savoury lift with those signature tannins giving a drying, snappy finish.

COMPOSITION:
REGION:
Region
McLaren vale
CELLARING:
six to ten years
FOOD PAIR:
Food Pairing Notes
Fagioli al Forno
VINEYARD INFORMATION
Vineyard Notes
The Grenache is sourced from the northern part of McLaren Vale known as Blewitt Springs where the soil is deep sand. This vineyard of old gnarly bush vines is dry grown and farmed with minimal input. It is a cooler site than where the Shiraz and Sagrantino parcels are sourced: the Lopresti vineyard located at the southern end of McLaren Vale, about 4km east of the coastal town of Port Willunga. The soil here is heavy grey loam mixed with black Biscay clay and sits above ancient Gnaltinga formation bedrock. Strong vine growth in spring is tempered by summers dry winds, developing pure, bright and savoury fruit flavours that are tempered by cooling afternoon sea breezes. VINE AGE: 30+ years ELEVATION: 25m above sea level SOIL TYPE: Deep Sand. Black Biscay Clay
WINEMAKING & TECH INFORMATION
Winemaker Notes
The Shiraz and Grenache parcels were kept separate until the final blending stage just prior to bottling. Both parcels were destemmed without crushing then pumped over once daily. The ferment was kept cool throughout in an attempt to extract the tannin, colour and flavour very softly and to hold onto the pure fruit characters that are a signature for Mitolo. The wine was kept in one and two-year-old barrels, all of French origin, for 18 months before being blended. We added just a small amount of Sagrantino to the final blend, also from the Lopresti vineyard, to enhance the structure of the wine. The final blend was clarified by racking only, and bottled without fining or filtration. HARVEST DATE: March 2014 MATURATION: 100% used French Oak. 18 months. ALCOHOL (Alc/Vol): 14.5% RS: 3.2G/L pH: 3.5 TA: 6.1 g/L