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Mitolo Wines

7th Son Grenache Shiraz Sagrantino

7th Son Grenache Shiraz Sagrantino


This wine has a lifted and attractive floral bouquet, fresh and fragrant red fruit accents of red cherry and raspberry finished with a deliciously savoury and satisfying finish.

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Succulent raspberry and red cherry flavours open proceedings on this juicy medium bodied beauty, lending it an easy approachability before bass notes of olive tapenade and salty liquorice kick in. Ripe tannins are fine grained and savoury with the Sagrantino adding an earthy moreishness to the finish that is drawn out by finely balanced acidity.

McLaren Vale
six to ten years
Food Pairing Notes
A perfect match to a simple plate of sliced Norcineria, a sausage made from wild boar (Cinghiale) in Sagrantino’s native Umbria.
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
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 2018 MATURATION: 100% used French Oak. 14 months. ALCOHOL (Alc/Vol): 14.5% RS: 0.7 g/L pH: 3.37 TA: 6.36 g/L