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Bouquet: Blackberry and redcurrant fruits are backed by tobacco leaf notes and cedary characters from the high quality French oak.
Palate: Rich front palate showing blackberry fruit characters, which are framed by dusty, fine grained tannins. The palate is balanced and structured with rich and full palate weight enhanced by the well-integrated French oak. The finish is rounded and long thanks to a harmonious balance between the fine tannin structure and soft and balanced acidity. Enjoy with pasta and red meats over the next six to eight years.Winemaker: Rob Diletti
Vineyard: Our Brokenback Vineyard Pinot Gris is grown on well-drained sandy loam soils located in the heart of Pokolbin, Hunter Valley wine country N.S.W. The vineyard has drip irrigation installed on each vine row to ensure vine health and consistency of quality. The crop yields are relatively low, producing excellent concentration of fruit flavour.Harvest: Date – 4th February: Handpicked during the cool, early morning hours to retain fruit freshness. Appearance: Pale straw with green tinged hues. Bouquet: Delicate aromas of freshly sliced green apple with a hint of lime.
Palate: Our Brokenback Pinot Gris displays pear, apple and citrus fruit flavours that are clean and crisp. The fresh acidity adds liveliness to the wine leading to a long and balanced finish.Cellaring: Excellent whilst young or will gain rewarding complexity with medium term cellaring 2 – 5 years. Food Suggestions: Excellent with pasta, fresh or cooked seafood’s and salads including the popular Cesar salad. Wine Analysis: Alcohol – 11.5% Residual Sugar – 2.0g/Lt Acidity – 6.00g/Lt pH – 3.25 Volume – 3,800Lt Additives: Preservative 220 (sulphur dioxide) Fined using milk products.
Vintage Conditions: The 2016 vintage was a challenging year for winemaking in the Hunter Valley. After experiencing higher than average rainfall during ripening and harvest the resultant wines are lighter in style displaying elegance and finesse.
Winemaking: After crushing and destemming the must was chilled to 12 degrees. The free run juice was kept separate from the pressings juice, and then cold settled. Once settled the clear juice was racked and inoculated with a selected white wine yeast and fermented at 12-15 degrees for 15 days. At the completion of the alcoholic fermentation the wine was racked off yeast deposits, stabilised, fined and filtered for bottling in September 2016.
Named after the rare Marsican Bear, native to Frank’s father Bruno’s homeland, Abruzzo. The same bear can be seen in the night sky over Italy forming the Ursa Major, a constellation that has been a navigational reference point for millennia. Marsican is a tribute to Frank Mitolo’s heritage and his fathers enduring influence and guidance.
Expressive of our heritage and location at the southern end of McLaren Vale, delivering Shiraz with powerful, pure flavours and elegant structure. The grapes are picked on flavour ripeness, which gives us the mature tannins and vibrant fruit that are key characteristics of all Mitolo wines. Marsican is careful selection of the finest parcels of Shiraz from our most prized vineyards, made only in the best years, and produced in very limited quantities.
Marsican Shiraz is a prized blend of our finest barrels from three distinct single vineyard sites in McLaren Vale. Situated only kilometres from the cooling breezes of the Gulf St Vincent, these three vineyards are the source of our prized single vineyard Shiraz’s, Savitar, G.A.M. and Angela.
1. Savitar – 45 year old vines, Chinese Block, Aldinga sub region, East/West orientation, North East pocket, river stone over black Biscay clay and limestone, a dark and dense cracking soil that delivers vibrant and lush Shiraz with great structure.
2. G.A.M. – 45 year old vines, Chinese Block, Aldinga sub region, East/West orientation, Western pocket, delivers an opulent and brooding style of Shiraz, of rich black fruits, olive tapenade and spice.
3. Angela – 30 year old vines, Sandra’s Block, Willunga sub region, North/South orientation, alluvial Christies Beach formation with ironstone and shale producing a slightly brighter fruit profile and complete structure.
A careful blend of these three distinct single vineyard sites which each speak so loudly of place, form a seamless, harmonious and unique interpretation of the south western pocket of McLaren Vale delivering an opulent and brooding style of Shiraz, of rich black fruits, olive tapenade and spice.
Each parcel of fruit for Marsican 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 100% are new, stored for eighteen months after which each barrel is considered for the final Marsican blend.REGION: McLaren Vale. VARIETY: 100% Shiraz. HARVEST DATE: March 2014. BOTTLING DATE: July 2016. CLOSURE: Cork. COLOUR Intense, deep crimson. NOSE: A distinct purity of dark brooding fruit on the nose. Cut plums and blackcurrant with hints of spice and earthiness. PALATE: Impeccably balanced palate, fine grained tannins and flashes of white pepper. Will benefit from cool careful cellaring. CELLARING: 6 - 35 years. MATURATION: 100% new French Oak,18 months. FOOD MATCH: Spaghetti alla chitarra ai fungi e tartuffo (Abruzzo style spaghetti with mushroom and truffle). ALCOHOL(Alc/Vol): 14.0%
The 2013 Ottelia Shiraz is sourced from vineyards in Mount Benson with an average vine age of 14 years, which cropped at 7 tonnes per hectare. The 2 parcels of wine were vinified separately, blended in July 2013, then matured in a combination of 20% new French oak and 80% 5 year old French oak. The wine was blended for bottling in June 2014.
Mount Benson has developed it’s own style of delicate, cool-climate, maritime-influenced wines which have received critical acclaim by wine professionals and are gradually gaining consumer awareness. Proximity to the Southern Ocean and the shallow terra soils combine to provide an excellent viticultural environment.
The 2013 Mount Benson Vintage produced high quality fruit in which Shiraz was a standout. Favourable weather through the growing season, with generally mild, coastal conditions was punctuated by several hotter than average days during summer. Ideal conditions towards the end of March ensured that the fruit fully ripened and allowed optimal harvest flavour parameters.ANALYSIS AT HARVEST: Be 13.3 to 14.0 pH 3.51 to 3.77 Acid 5.8 to 7.4 g/l Harvest Date 29th March to 13th April BOTTLED WINE ANALYSIS: Alcohol 13.6% pH 3.47 Acid 6.9 g/l Sugar < 1.0 g/l Bottled June 2014 TASTING NOTES NOSE: Poached plum & cherry combine with pepper & spice with attractive vanilla oak lift. PALATE: Trademark cool climate Shiraz with ripe, dark plum & cherry flavours with hints of cassis and oak. A generous palate that is vibrant and savory with appealing soft, velvety tannins. CONTACT J & M Innes P/L V & A Lane Coonawarra SA 5263 Ph. 0409 836 289 email@example.com www.ottelia.com.au
Nose: Distinctly Pinot Noir aromas which are fresh and balanced. Ripe strawberry fruits are complemented by subtle French oak and appealing Pinot savory complexity.
Palate: The strawberry fruits fill the mouth and carry through the length of the palate. The creamy and savory texture is in perfect balance creating a silky and full palate. The high quality French oak is in the background and is integrated with the fine tannin structure. A complete Pinot noir which will complement a wide range of meals including lamb and game dishes, and continue to develop complexity for six to eight years.Winemaker: Rob Diletti
Notes: Attractive dark red colour. Rich ripe berry and spice aromas. Lovely savoury flavours with well integrated oak, finishing soft and rounded.
General Info: Made from the oldest vines on the vineyard. The shiraz vines were planted in 1972.
Made from Pinot Noir, fermented cold and bottled early, this wine displays a perfumed nose of honey dew melon. On the palate, there's juicy red fruit and a crunch of watermelon, finishing with a refreshing crispness. A perfect anytime, anywhere aperitif or as the perfect kick off for long Summer lunches. A fun wine for good times in good company.