Mitolo Ourea Sagrantino 2019

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MMOS201911 UCAU
Highly Collected wine from one of the leading producers of McLaren Vale. Crunchy red currant and tart blood plum unfold to brambly blackberry flavours, turned earth and charcuterie, all framed by dusty, structural tannins. It is savoury and taut rather than plush and succulent. There’s tremendous depth of flavour in this fragrant, firmly structured medium to full bodied beauty, with the fine and persistent acidity highlighting its rustic and earthy charm
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  • Mitolo is a leading producer from the McLaren Vale
  • 93/100 Angus Hughson
  • There’s tremendous depth of flavour in this fragrant, firmly structured medium to full bodied beauty.
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    $32.99
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Critic Scores & reviews

  • Campbell Mattinson

    93
    ""I’d buy this without hesitation. It’s rusty and tannic, low in oak influence, flashed with leather and choc, and run with acidity. It’s grippy, ripe but not sweet, dusty, spicy, charismatic. It’s closer to a ‘ball of tannin’ than it is to a ‘ball of fruit’ which for me is a good thing but won’t be for everyone. It’s arguably the most interesting wine to come out of Mitolo in quite some time""
  • Angus Hughson

    93
    ""It is deeply coloured but also slightly reserved at the moment with aromas of baked earth, black cherry and spice plus well-balanced oak. The palate is then darker and more intense – rustic and generous fruits are joined by significant well integrated tannins providing a chewy food friendly style with good aging potential. It finishes well-balanced and with exceptional length suggesting this wine will age very well. ""

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Australia

The Australian wine industry is the fourth-largest exporter in the world, exporting 760 million litres to countries such as the UK, France, Italy and Spain. It has been one of the most successful 'New World' wine producing countries. It has done this by formally exporting and marketing its wines as a whole, through Wine Australia. There is also a significant domestic market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming nearly 500 million litres of wine per year. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism.

Wine regions are in almost all the states with Victoria having 21 regions! Read more about key wine regions such as Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and local to New South Wales, Cowra, Southern Highlands and Mudgee.

South Australia

If you like Australian wine, then you probably like South Australia wine. The rich reds produced there put Australia on the wine-making map of the world. With over 40% of the country's vineyards, South Australia can rightfully call itself the wine state.

Wines are produced in several regions throughout the state, though many are naturally grouped together, like Barossa and Eden Valleys, only 15 minutes apart. They include such regions as Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Eden Valley, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, The Limestone Coast, McLaren Vale and Wrattonbully to name but a few!

Barossa Valley boasts some of the oldest vines in Australia dating back to 1843 and produces some of the world's finest Shiraz, whilst the 'terra rossa' soils of Coonawarra is most suited to producing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons. If you're a fan of Riesling, Clare Valley is a great place to explore and for a Maritime climate not dissimilar to parts of the Italian coastline, seek out the wines from McLaren Vale.

McLaren Vale

The McLaren Vale wine region is located less than an hours drive south of Adelaide, along the coastline.

Shiraz is by far the most widely planted variety, and the most important variety for the region, accounting for about 50% of the total crush. Every winery in the region will likely be producing at least one or more Shiraz wines, and with the wide range of unique terroirs available, each influenced by the maritime climate in unique ways, each Shiraz will have its own regional nuances.

Shiraz produced in McLaren Vale will often exhibit chocolate and coffee notes, with a little less pepper than those from Barossa Valley, and are often blended with Grenache. Other red varieties grown include Cabernet Sauvignon (and Merlot blends) Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Tannat and Zinfandel. The main white variety would be Chardonnay, however Semillon and it's common blending partner Sauvignon Blanc are made, alongside lesser amounts of Riesling, Pronto Bianco, Vermentino and Fiano.

If you plan to visit McLaren Vale there are over 65 cellar doors so you'll be spoiled for choice, ranging from the small-boutique wineries to very large wineries. The drive from McLaren Vale up to the Barossa Valley is very scenic, passing over the rolling Adelaide Hills, and though the quaint German-settled town of Hahndorf.

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