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Major Sir Thomas Mitchell left more than just an invaluable bequeth of our nation's most detailed frontier maps. Mitchell distinguished himself in Wellington's army during the Napoleonic wars in the renowned 95th Baker Rifles. A gifted draftsman, he found his way to the nascent colonies of Australia, where his acumen at mapmaking won him the office of Surveyor General. During one of Mitchell's historical expeditions, he charted the fertile lands around Victoria's Goulburn Valley, establishing the colonial fruitgrowing township of Mitchell's Town. The district's auspicious orchards flourished until Colin Preece identified the region as an opportune place to.. Barriques between the billabongs»
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Mitolo 7th Son Grenache Sagrantino Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Grenache Sagrantino Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Fashioned from the pick of parcels, a collation of deep, dry farmed old vines grown to deep Blewitt Spring sands, conjoined with harvests from the balmy Biscay clays on the coast of Gulf St Vincent. Grenache plays the leading role, a dark cherry lift with a seductive mid palate, Shiraz contributes juicy mouth feel, dark fruits and earthy olive tapenade characters. Sagrantino, adds beautiful dry earth, cigar box-like savoury lift with those signature tannins giving a drying, snappy finish.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$197.50
Grenache is picked off parcels of gnarly bush vines at Blewitt Springs in the the northern Vale, Shiraz and Sagrantino parcels are sourced further south from the eminent Lopresti Vineyard, just east of Port Willunga. Varietal components are separately handled, destemmed without crushing and pumped over daily throughout a course of cool temperature ferments, aimed at optimal extractions of flavour and tannin, while preserving the dominance of fruit. Batches are filled to a selection of seasoned French oak barrels for completion of malolactic and eighteen months maturation before assemblage. The final inclusion of Lopresti Vineyard Sagrantino, contributing structure and enhancing complexity.
Bright ruby/purple. Bramble herbs and cracked black pepper, underpinned by earthy, dark fruit characters, satsuma plum, black cherries and liquorice. Lifted anise, nutmeg and dark fruit palate, crushed pepper and mixed spice, a dense and multilayered wine that retains freshness, while articulating the savouryness of the mix, richness and vibrant fruit.
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