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Mitolo Wines

Savitar Shiraz

Savitar Shiraz
Limited

Vintage
2016

Rich, layered, powerful, complex, elegant.

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Immense lift, the aromatics are an incredibly intense amalgam of blackcurrant, menthol, liquorice and cedar oak. The palate shows a hugely complex flavour profile befitting of its pedigree. Characters of black fruits, dried herbs, and earthy tones of liquorice and savoury leather.
COMPOSITION:
Varietal
Shiraz
REGION:
Region
McLaren Vale
CELLARING:
Ten to twelve years
FOOD PAIR:
Food Pairing Notes
Serious wine for special occasions. Try Bistecca Fiorentina with all of the trimmings.
VINEYARD INFORMATION
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
WINEMAKING & TECH INFORMATION
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 2016 MATURATION: French Oak: 100% new medium to light toasted barrels. 18 months. ALCOHOL (Alc/Vol): 14.5% RS: 3.1G/L pH: 3.50 TA: 6.85 g/L