Mitolo Savitar Shiraz 2010 (90 WA)
“Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Savitar Shiraz is redolent of blueberry compote and blackberry preserves with hints of sauteed herbs, mocha and bark. Full-bodied with mouth-filling blue and black fruit preserve flavors, it has a medium level of chewy tannins, balanced acid and finishes with good length if a little warm.”
Mitolo Savitar Shiraz 2010
“Savitar” is a mythical dragon-like monster, and this wine is so named because of the impression Frank Mitolo and Ben Glaetzer had upon tasting one particular lot in the Willunga vineyard. They were so blown away they decided to make a Shiraz from just the small lot, and Savitar was created.
McLaren Vale, Australia
Founder Frank Mitolo drew inspiration from his Italian heritage and especially his horticultural background - he is the 4th generation of a family of agriculturists – in starting the company in 1999. In 2001 acclaimed winemaker Ben Glaetzer became a partner, and together Frank and Ben have shared an uncompromising dedication to producing wines that express purity of flavor, show elegance of structure, and maintain a rich, powerful complexity. In a short period of time, Mitolo has become recognized as one of the finest producers in McLaren Vale.