Mitolo Savitar Shiraz 2015 (92 W&S)
“Tense and understated, this grows in a rocky patch of clay soil in the Lopresti Vineyards, at the southern end of McLaren Vale, less than three miles from Port Willunga. It aged in new French-oak barrels for 18 months, but it’s the fruit and earth that drives the wine, yielding notes of wild blueberries, floral black tea, cracked pepper and tar. It’s an elegant shiraz, brisk and cool in its gentleness. Integrated and restrained, this should age with grace.”
Mitolo Savitar Shiraz 2015
“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.