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Mitolo Angela Shiraz 2012

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Style: "Angela is a slightly different expression of Shiraz which is sourced from Sandra's block, located about 5km south of the Chinese Block we use for our G.A.M. Shiraz. We have always used grapes from Sandra's block as a blending component in our Jester Shiraz but as this vineyard has matured, it has shown its potential to stand alone as a single vineyard wine. I have always loved the slightly brighter fruit profile and complete structure that we get from Sandra’s block. It has the ideal power and weight to sit between our Jester Shiraz and premium G.A.M. Shiraz. Angela is lifted with pure, ripe berry flavours at the forefront and subtle oak, allowing the fruit flavours to shine." - Winery Wine: "Bright, perfumed, raspberry and cherry cola with nicely integrated vanilla and cedar oak. Bright flavours of raspberry and cedar wood, the Angela has a real energy thanks to lively acidity and freshness. The mid-palate is full and plush with a nervy, savoury and long finish." - Winery Vineyard: "We source the Shiraz fruit for this wine from Sandra's block, located at the southern end of McLaren Vale near the seaside town of Willunga. The soil and geology of this block differ slightly to Chinese Block, with less black Biscay clay and more alluvial Christies Beach formation. This soil type contains rocky fragments that have been sheared off the nearby hills and deposited in this soil millions of years ago. It is free draining, resulting in less vigour over spring and more content vines in the ripening period. This leads to a bright and uplifted wine style whilst retaining signature Mitolo Shiraz softness." - Winery Vinification: "The 2012 vintage in McLaren Vale was fantastic for us, producing deeply flavoured wines with great energy. 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." - Winery

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Mitolo Wines Pty Ltd:
Mitolo Wines is a family owned business, borne of and led by the founder and owner Frank Mitolo's vision; to create a range of wines of individuality, integrity and utmost quality. Whether it is the in the vineyard, or in the winery, or the work of the many different coopers who source and shape the diverse barrels which are used at Mitolo, each wine is nurtured and developed with a zeal... Read more
Mitolo Wines is a family owned business, borne of and led by the founder and owner Frank Mitolo's vision; to create a range of wines of individuality, integrity and utmost quality. Whether it is the in the vineyard, or in the winery, or the work of the many different coopers who source and shape the diverse barrels which are used at Mitolo, each wine is nurtured and developed with a zealous passion that spares no effort or investment to ensure that the best of everything is brought together to make wines of purity, elegance and power. Read less

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Style: "Angela is a slightly different expression of Shiraz which is sourced from Sandra's block, located about 5km south of the Chinese Block we use for our G.A.M. Shiraz. We have always used grapes from Sandra's block as a blending component in our Jester Shiraz but as this vineyard has matured, it has shown its potential to stand alone as a single vineyard wine. I have always loved the slightly brighter fruit profile and complete structure that we get from Sandra’s block. It has the ideal power and weight to sit between our Jester Shiraz and premium G.A.M. Shiraz. Angela is lifted with pure, ripe berry flavours at the forefront and subtle oak, allowing the fruit flavours to shine." - Winery Wine: "Bright, perfumed, raspberry and cherry cola with nicely integrated vanilla and cedar oak. Bright flavours of raspberry and cedar wood, the Angela has a real energy thanks to lively acidity and freshness. The mid-palate is full and plush with a nervy, savoury and long finish." - Winery Vineyard: "We source the Shiraz fruit for this wine from Sandra's block, located at the southern end of McLaren Vale near the seaside town of Willunga. The soil and geology of this block differ slightly to Chinese Block, with less black Biscay clay and more alluvial Christies Beach formation. This soil type contains rocky fragments that have been sheared off the nearby hills and deposited in this soil millions of years ago. It is free draining, resulting in less vigour over spring and more content vines in the ripening period. This leads to a bright and uplifted wine style whilst retaining signature Mitolo Shiraz softness." - Winery Vinification: "The 2012 vintage in McLaren Vale was fantastic for us, producing deeply flavoured wines with great energy. 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." - Winery

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