Mitolo Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon
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.
Dense and mouth coating, the palate is dominated by flavours of ripe black fruits, molasses and liquorice. There are some subtle herbal spices that contribute to the wine’s complexity. The tannins are ripe and soft, and there is a bright acidity that helps to balance the powerful flavours.
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Frank’s father Bruno was born to an Italian viticulturist. He arrived in Australia aged 14, with farming in his blood. He brought with him an ethos from his homeland, the Abruzzo region – “forte e gentile” or strong and gentle. Bruno forged a new life in Australia establishing Mitolo Family Farms, a world class fresh produce business.
From a young age Frank began working in the family business. Frank gained much from his father and grandfather – a passion for the land and wine, a love of Italian varieties, and the significance that the soil, location and microclimate contribute to the end product.
Founded in 1999, Mitolo Wines’ primary focus is on premium shiraz and cabernet sauvignon from southern McLaren Vale, in particular the sub-districts of Whites Valley and Sellicks Hill. The first Mitolo was produced in 2000 – the G.A.M. Shiraz, named after Frank’s children Gemma, Alex and Marco.
Alongside the foundation wines, Mitolo produces small parcels of traditional Italian varieties well suited to McLaren Vale’s mediterranean climate – a natural expression of Frank’s Italian heritage.