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Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon

McLaren Vale

“Serpico” was a famous New York police officer who wasn’t afraid to ‘work against the grain’. With Serpico, Mitolo aims to step outside its peers and redefine the accepted style of Cabernet making.

Serpico is a 100% Cabernet made in the Amarone method to achieve intense aromas, concentrated viscous middle palate with soft and silky tannins. The Cabernet is grown on Mitolo’s own McLaren Vale vineyard, where the soils are black Biscay cracking clay. The grapes are handpicked at 12.5 baumé onto 10kg drying racks, and left to dry for 8 weeks. The fruit is then crushed and fermented on skins for 2 weeks and macerated for a further 3 weeks. Following a gentle basket pressing, the wine is matured for 10 months in new French oak.  

Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon bottle