Country: Australia Region: South Australia Vintage: 2018
Category: Red Wine Color: Red
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. It’s a unique wine that is rich and structured yet has the balance of elements crucial to the Mitolo style.
Winemaker: Ben Glaetzer
Inky dark red. Leafy herbal flavours are strong with fresh cut grass, citronella, black tea leaves. The concentrated fruit sits alongside these flavours with cassis and dried red currants. Initially supple and very concentrated and yet at the same time with a faintly elegant feel to start. The impressive flavours, concentrated by the drying process are powerful and complex, with pyrazine herbals and dried fig. Powerful tannins eventually take charge providing a balance and dryness to the strong fruit.
Food Suggestion: Baked Veal and Sage meatballs with soft Polenta.
Closure: Stelvin ABV:14.5%