Shiraz for Angela is destemmed and crushed gently then pumped over once daily for around ten days. 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 a combination of new (~10%) and one and two-year-old barrels, mainly of French origin, for 18 months before being blended. The final blend is clarified by racking only, and bottled without fining or filtration.
HARVEST DATE: March 2014
MATURATION: French Oak: 90% used, 10% new. 18 months.
ALCOHOL (Alc/Vol): 14.5%
TA: 6.7 g/L