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Mitolo Wines

Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon

Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage
2013

With Mitolo Serpico we aim to step outside our peers and redefine the accepted style of Australian wine, following the traditional Italian techniques to make an Amarone style wine.

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$80.00
/ 2013 Vintage
SKU: Mserpico
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$480.00
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Brooding and alluring nose with notes of blackberry, plum and savoury herbal spices. Full bodied and mouthcoating, led by deep, dark fruit characteristics, with flavours of licorice, dark chocolate and fig. Multi layered and complex with a savoury finish framed by fine grained tannins.
COMPOSITION:
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
REGION:
Region
McLaren vale
CELLARING:
Ten to twelve years
FOOD PAIR:
Food Pairing Notes
Gorgonzola Dolce, served with caramelised onion and balsamic relish on ciappe (Italian crackers)
VINEYARD INFORMATION
Vineyard Notes
The Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon 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 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: 40¬+ years ELEVATION: 25m above sea level SOIL TYPE: Black Biscay Clay
WINEMAKING & TECH INFORMATION
Winemaker Notes
Fruit is hand-picked quite early (around 13° Baume) and placed onto 10kg drying crates. The grapes are left to dry in our temperature and humidity controlled sheds for approximately six weeks. This follows the traditional Amarone techniques, resulting in a 30% loss in bunch weight. After drying, the wine is fermented on skins for two weeks and then is left for a further three weeks before pressing. This extended time on skins actually helps to soften the wine as the small, aggressive tannins are bound up in the process leaving only larger, silky tannins in the wine. The wine is then stored in oak barrels for ten months before careful barrel selection precedes blending and bottling. HARVEST DATE: February 2013 MATURATION: French Oak: 100% new, 10 months ALCOHOL (Alc/Vol): 15.5% RS: 2.4G/L pH: 3.56 TA: 6.6 g/L