Mitolo, GAM, Shiraz 2010 harvest commenced six weeks early. The major seasonal influence on the 2010 crop was the severe drought conditions experienced across much of the country however an episode of rain in mid January improved the situation for many growers by refreshing the vines. Winemakers report that many red varieties bunch numbers were near average, however there were fewer berries per bunch than usual and the berries were small. Quality is thought to be good to excellent. Absence of disease is a primary factor in this outcome. Conditions appear to be more favourable to reds with smaller red berry size traditionally associated with higher quality through intensification of flavour and colour. Courtesy of the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation
Mitolo, GAM, Shiraz Tasting Note
Deep purple, the nose is an intense combination of smoked herbs, liquorice and blackcurrants leading to a full bodied palate with notes of cassis and cracked pepper.
Mitolo, GAM, Shiraz Cellaring
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