From the winery:
The Cabernet comes from the Chinese block in the Willunga district at the southern end of McLaren Vale. The grapes are grown on black Biscay clay and hand harvested at around 13 Baumé onto 10 kg drying racks. Yield is typically around 2 tonnes an acre (35 hl/ha).
Mitolo delivers wines that express purity of varietal flavour and show elegance of structure whilst being rich, powerful and complex. All the grapes are picked on flavour ripeness which contributes to the soft, ripe tannins and vibrant fruit which is a key characteristic of all Mitolo wines. Serpico, the flagship Mitolo Cabernet, is made using the Amarone technique of drying grapes before fermentation. This process concentrates flavour contributing mid palate plushness, complexity and mouth coating yet silky tannins.