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Mitolo Wines

Savitar Shiraz Magnum

Savitar Shiraz Magnum

Rich, layered, powerful, complex, elegant.

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SKU: SavitarMag
Vintage Notes

Full bodied and opulent with flavours of plums and blackberry, black olive and spice. Smoky and spicy oak flavours add layers of complexity and depth to the fruit profile. The wine fills the mouth but is amply supported and necessarily framed by refined tannin structure that will mellow with time; a wine for ageing.

McLaren vale
Ten to twelve years
Food Pairing Notes
This wine is crying out for meat! Bistecca Fiorentina with all of the trimmings.
Vineyard Notes
VINEYARD INFORMATION: Like the G.A.M. Shiraz, the fruit for Savitar comes from the Lopresti vineyard, and more specifically the Chinese Block, which is located at the southern end of McLaren Vale, about 4km east of the coastal town of Port Willunga. The Savitar grapes come from one tiny section of this block: a particularly unforgiving, rocky patch of soil in the north eastern corner. Here, the vines are naturally pushed very hard, producing low yields of fruit. The berries are tiny but well-structured and packed full of flavour. VINE AGE: 40+ years ELEVATION: 25m above sea level SOIL TYPE: Black Biscay Clay
Winemaker Notes
Each parcel of fruit for Savitar is fermented on skins for fifteen days. This slightly longer time on skins ensures a tighter overall structure setting up the framework for a wine built for ageing. Following fermentation, the wine is pressed, and transferred to oak barrels where it remains on light lees for approximately 18 months before it is carefully selected for the final blend. HARVEST DATE: March 2013 MATURATION: French Oak: 100% new medium to light toasted barrels. 18 months. ALCOHOL (Alc/Vol): 14.5% RS: 2.9G/L pH: 3.50 TA: 6.5 g/L