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Mitolo Wines

G.A.M. Shiraz

G.A.M. Shiraz
Limited

Vintage
2016

Vibrant, rich and earthy, savoury dusty tannins, long finish.

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$59.00
/ 2016 Vintage
SKU: Mgam
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$354.00
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Full bodied and dense, the palate provides layers of ripe black fruits that open up endlessly. Firm, ripe tannis amply support the rich and opulent black fruit characters with the earthy background notes contributing furthur complexity. It is an ample and very classic expression of McLaren Vale shiraz.

COMPOSITION:
Varietal
Shiraz
REGION:
Region
McLaren Vale
CELLARING:
Ten to twelve years
FOOD PAIR:
Food Pairing Notes
This comforting wine requires equally comforting food, pappardelle with duck ragu
VINEYARD INFORMATION
Vineyard Notes
The G.A.M. Shiraz 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
Each parcel of fruit for G.A.M. is fermented on skins for approximately ten days. Parcels are fermented quite cool which helps to preserve the bright fruit characters without extracting any hard or bitter tannins from the skins and seeds. After ten days the wines are gently pressed and run down to oak barrels, of which approximately 30% are new. The wines are stored in the oak for close to fifteen months after which each barrel is considered for the final G.A.M. blend. HARVEST DATE: March 2016 MATURATION: French Oak: 30% new, 70% used. 15 months ALCOHOL (Alc/Vol): 14.5% RS: 3.0G/L pH: 3.51 TA: 6.71 g/L