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1 September 2011 News

Wine Anorak recently posted a  profile of the Mitolo wines. Here is a brief excerpt:

“Mitolo is a relatively new label that is a collaborative venture between star Barossa winemaker Ben Glaetzer and Frank Mitolo, beginning in 1999. Frank’s family roots are Italian, and his day job is running the family’s international horticultural business. He provides the capital. Ben became a partner in 2001, and provides the winemaking knowledge.

The majority of the grapes come from a grower in Woolunga at the southern end of the McLaren Vale. The grower’s family is Italian and knows Frank’s parents. Jester is the name for the entry-lvel wines, which offer lovely fruit purity. The higher-end reds are fantastic, and include the Amarone-method Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon, and the GAM and Savitar Shirazes.

What makes these wines so impressive is that Ben’s winemaking manages to produce quite powerful wines that also possess freshness and definition – this is quite a challenge in a warm wine-growing region such as the McLaren Vale.”

Click here to read the full profile