Jester Sangiovese Rosé

Fresh, pure bright and mouth filling berry fruit flavours with a long, dry finish.

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$22.00
/ 2016 Vintage
SKU: Jrose
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Vineyard Notes
The vineyards are in the Aldinga district in the southern end of McLaren Vale. The soil here is grey loam intermixed with black Biscay clay over Ngaltinga formation bedrock. Combined with a maritime climate, this contributes to an even ripening period and the development of rich fruit flavours and balanced acidity.
Style
Mitolo Sangiovese Rose is distinctive, elegant and true to its variety, showing vibrant Sangiovese character, clean acidity and soft texture which leads into a long, dry and balanced finish. Sangiovese is wonderful with food and compliments an array of dishes.
Winemaker Notes
The grapes are hand picked and pressed immediately off skins at the winery. This gives the beautiful pale salmon pink colour. A long, slow, cool ferment retains the fresh strawberry and cream aromatics. The wine is then cold stabilised and filtered before early bottling to capture the fresh flavours.
Closure
Stelvin
Food Pairing Notes
A wine made for warm summer evenings a perfect accompaniment would be a simple fish dish such as seared King George Whiting fillets caught fresh off the Port Willunga coast served with just cooked cherry tomatoes, olives and fresh herbs.
Giacomo was known as the King of all Jesters. Quick witted and a skilled performer, he delighted audiences with his magical acts, juggling, story-telling, music and sorcery. Jester to the Duke’s Court, he spent his early years surrounded by the castle’s opulence and grandeur. Promiscuous by nature, in 1575 he was promptly banished due to scandalous behaviour involving the duke’s daughter. Giacomo Rosé ‘Jester’ celebrates the era where boredom was alleviated through humour and the banal through intellect.
 
Colour

Pale salmon pink

Nose
Lifted and floral with notes of white peach, strawberry, and fresh cut melon.
 
Palate
Fresh, crisp and delicate with bright summer berry flavours that are complemented by a long, dry finish. The perfect accompaniment to a seafood dish.
 
Cellaring
Drink young and fresh.
Vintage
2016
Jester Sangiovese Rosé

Vintages
Vintage Notes
2010

Vintage Note
McLaren Vale experienced a mild growing season with ideal conditions for budburst and flowering. Most inland regions had a reduction in set due to a burst of heat in November however in McLaren Vale, due to it's proximity to the ocean, the effects were nullified. Good early season rainfall contributed to the already rejuvenated water table and the fruit ripened evenly without any heat stress. Cool nights and mild days allowed good acid maintenance, keeping the fruit bright and flavoursome but above all, balanced.

Colour
Pale salmon pink

Nose
Hints of cherry and strawberry fruit on the nose

Palate
Crisp and dry on the palate, with flavours of spice and plum

Harvest Date
21st February 2010

Bottling Date
13th April 2010

Cellaring
Drink young and fresh

2011

Vintage Note
Was the first cool vintage for several years. A mild summer followed by early February rain resulted in late veraison and delayed fruit ripening. The region faced unusually high disease pressure due to the wet conditions. In the Mitolo's Lopresti vineyards sound canopy management, which included shoot thinning early in the season and bunch thinning at veraison, allowed for enhanced air flow liminating the threat of disease. The mild conditions led to aprolonged ripening period creating intense varietal flavours in all varieties. These intense flavours appeared at lower sugar levels than previous vintages and were coupled with naturally balanced acidity. This was ideal for the earlier picked Sangiovese for Rose which was harvested in early March with powerful varietal character balanced with natural acidity.

Reviews
“Glossy pale to mid pink, a fragrant cherry to raspberry straplike scent puts you in a rose mood. There’s zest in the glass, the fruit has bite and citrus juice texture so it’s supremely refreshing with a successful finish.
As with all good roses, it’s a perky joy to drink”
- Taste.com.au TOP 100 WINES

Colour
Pale salmon pink

Nose
Hints of cherry and strawberry fruit on the nose

Palate
Crisp and dry on the palate, with flavours of strawberries and cream

Harvest Date
17th March 2011

Bottling Date
18th May 2011

Cellaring
Drink young and fresh

2012
Vintage Note
The 2012 vintage was a great one for McLaren Vale, producing wines with deep flavour and balanced natural acidity. A mild but welcome dry and windy summer along with low yields led to harvest starting two weeks earlier than average. Sangiovese thrived in the conditions, producing fruit with deep flavour and high natural acidity, ideal for making Rose.
 
Colour
Pale rose petal pink
 
Nose
Pure, fresh characters of red berry compote with fresh cut herbs
 
Palate
Bright and tight in its youth the wine will soften over time to flavours of strawberries and cream with a dry long finish
 
Harvest Date
14th February 2012
 
Cellaring
Drink young and fresh
2013
Vintage Note
The 2013 vintage was a great one for Mitolo in McLaren Vale, producing outstanding wines full of bright, fresh flavour and excellent structure. Winter rains were excellent and we began the season with soils at full water capacity, a rare event in recent times. Summer began with mild, but dry conditions, ideal for grape ripening, which gave us hope of an outstanding year. The dry conditions continued though, and coupled with a small spike of heat in the second half of February made life a little tough for the vines. Yields were slightly lower than average and coupled with the very dry, hot weather all varieties ripened very quickly, and all at once! The Sangiovese was no exception ripening rapidly and producing full flavoured juice with slightly higher sugar levels than previous years.
 
Colour
Salmon with a slight copper tinge
 
Nose
Confected nose of fresh cut melon and summer berries with subtle herbaceous grassiness and hints of fresh mint
 
Palate
Quite a mouth filling wine full of juicy summer berry fruit flavour, yet in no way cloying, in fact the overall impression is quite savoury and fresh thanks largely to good acidity and a dry finish
 
Harvest Date
21st February 2013
 
Cellaring
Drink young and fresh
2014
Vintage Note
 The 2014 vintage in McLaren Vale was at times a challenging one. Extremes of weather pushed the grapevines to the limit of their tolerance. But in the end the quality of the wines looks outstanding, demonstrating just how hardy grapevines are. Winter rains were very good filling the soil with water ready for the growing season. A windy spring affected fruit set at flowering, ultimately reducing yields at harvest. Post November the rains stopped and the ground quickly dried out. This was exacerbated by multiple extreme heat events including one five-day heat wave in January with temperatures over 40C. And then it rained. On February 14 we received 40mm in one day, almost our entire average summer rainfall, giving our Sangiovese grapes a much needed drink and freshening them up perfectly just prior to harvest.
 
Colour

Pale coral pink.

Nose

Absorbing and highly perfumed nose reminiscent of a fresh spring garden with aromas of jasmine, rose, cherry blossom and freshly cut dill. Subtle orange peel aromas and a hint of spice add complexity and a savoury edge.

Palate

The palate is full and luscious to begin with fresh flavours of cranberry and raspberry lollies. These beautiful fruit flavours are keenly balanced by fresh acidity and very fine tannin leading to an overall savoury impression and a long, dry finish, ideal for food.

Harvest Date
March 2014
 
Cellaring
Drink young and fresh
2015
Vintage Note
The 2015 vintage in McLaren Vale will be remembered as one of the earliest and most condensed in history thanks largely to a dry and warm growing season. July rainfall was outstanding with big falls setting up what we thought would be an easy growing season. But the tap was turned off and the rain dried up markedly culminating in some of the driest and warmest spring months on record. The dry weather continued over summer and although we were able to irrigate to keep the vines happy there is nothing quite like real rain to feed their requirements. The dry and warm conditions pushed the vines through their lifecycle at a rapid pace resulting in one of the earliest harvests on record and all varieties ripening at once. Despite this challenge the generally mild conditions and lack of any sustained heat, particularly in January, led to some great flavour and colour development and the resulting wines are packed with delicious ripe flavours.
 
Colour

Pale watermelon pink

Nose

Slightly riper characters of cranberry and raspberry jubes dominate a lifted nose that also has subtle notes of fresh minty herbals.

Palate

The palate is bold and packed with ripe and juicy strawberry and cherry flavours. Soft, slinky and unctuous and very importantly bone dry, with subtle acidity holding it together beautifully, this is a wine that is eminently easy to drink.

Harvest Date
March 2015
 
Cellaring
Drink young and fresh
2016
Vintage Note

At this early stage the 2016 vintage looks set to become one of the better vintages of recent times. Early signs certainly didn’t point to this outcome though with trying conditions pushing the vines and our growers, the Lopresti family, to their limit.

The rain kicked in nicely post harvest with quite a wet and cool autumn. However the tap dried up and winter and all of spring were very dry, and at times very warm. We recorded the hottest October and one of the hottest December hot spells in history. Combined with the dry conditions, this heat pushed the vines through their lifecycle at a rapid pace and we were on track for the earliest vintage ever.

There were two factors though that rescued the year and ended up producing some of the finest fruit in recent times. Firstly, crops were up significantly from the previous few years, to a level that the vines were in a healthy balance. Secondly, we received our almost predictable tropical rain to break the summer (and heat) at the end of January. This freshened the fruit, relieving the vines from many months of heat and dry. This rain was followed by an elongated period of sunny, mild, dry days and cool nights allowing the fruit to hang for many more weeks than anticipated. This slow end to the ripening allowed us to harvest the varieties all at precisely the right time, at the peak of ripeness, and at moderate sugar levels.

The resulting wines are beautifully fragrant and fresh, with bright colours from high natural acidity. Our robust reds, Shiraz and Cabernet, have incredible brightness of flavour and a velvety structure, all at moderate alcohol levels. The Vermentino and Sangiovese Rosé are bright and freshly flavoured with a tightness rarely seen in McLaren vale for these wine styles. We have high hopes the wines from 2016 will be long-lived and a benchmark for what the region can achieve when the conditions are favourable.

Colour

Pale salmon pink

Nose

Lifted and floral with notes of white peach, strawberry, and fresh cut melon.

Palate

Fresh, crisp and delicate with bright summer berry flavours that are complemented by a long, dry finish. The perfect accompaniment to a seafood dish.

Harvest Date
March 2016
 
Cellaring
Drink young and fresh
 

Fresh, pure bright and mouth filling berry fruit flavours with a long, dry finish.

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Add To Cart
$22.00
/ 2016 Vintage
SKU: Jrose
Add To Cart
$264.00
/ Case of 12
 
Giacomo was known as the King of all Jesters. Quick witted and a skilled performer, he delighted audiences with his magical acts, juggling, story-telling, music and sorcery. Jester to the Duke’s Court, he spent his early years surrounded by the castle’s opulence and grandeur. Promiscuous by nature, in 1575 he was promptly banished due to scandalous behaviour involving the duke’s daughter. Giacomo Rosé ‘Jester’ celebrates the era where boredom was alleviated through humour and the banal through intellect.
 
Colour

Pale salmon pink

Nose
Lifted and floral with notes of white peach, strawberry, and fresh cut melon.
 
Palate
Fresh, crisp and delicate with bright summer berry flavours that are complemented by a long, dry finish. The perfect accompaniment to a seafood dish.
 
Cellaring
Drink young and fresh.
 
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Sangiovese
Harvest Date
March 2016
pH
3.25
Bottling Date
June 2016
Residual Sugar
1.1 g/L
Alcohol %
12.5
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The vineyards are in the Aldinga district in the southern end of McLaren Vale. The soil here is grey loam intermixed with black Biscay clay over Ngaltinga formation bedrock. Combined with a maritime climate, this contributes to an even ripening period and the development of rich fruit flavours and balanced acidity.
Production Notes
At this early stage the 2016 vintage looks set to become one of the better vintages of recent times. Early signs certainly didn’t point to this outcome though with trying conditions pushing the vines and our growers, the Lopresti family, to their limit. The rain kicked in nicely post harvest with quite a wet and cool autumn. However the tap dried up and winter and all of spring were very dry, and at times very warm. We recorded the hottest October and one of the hottest December hot spells in history. Combined with the dry conditions, this heat pushed the vines through their lifecycle at a rapid pace and we were on track for the earliest vintage ever. There were two factors though that rescued the year and ended up producing some of the finest fruit in recent times. Firstly, crops were up significantly from the previous few years, to a level that the vines were in a healthy balance. Secondly, we received our almost predictable tropical rain to break the summer (and heat) at the end of January. This freshened the fruit, relieving the vines from many months of heat and dry. This rain was followed by an elongated period of sunny, mild, dry days and cool nights allowing the fruit to hang for many more weeks than anticipated. This slow end to the ripening allowed us to harvest the varieties all at precisely the right time, at the peak of ripeness, and at moderate sugar levels. The resulting wines are beautifully fragrant and fresh, with bright colours from high natural acidity.
Winemaker Notes
The grapes are hand picked and pressed immediately off skins at the winery. This gives the beautiful pale salmon pink colour. A long, slow, cool ferment retains the fresh strawberry and cream aromatics. The wine is then cold stabilised and filtered before early bottling to capture the fresh flavours.
Food Pairing Notes
A wine made for warm summer evenings a perfect accompaniment would be a simple fish dish such as seared King George Whiting fillets caught fresh off the Port Willunga coast served with just cooked cherry tomatoes, olives and fresh herbs.
 
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