Serpico, the flagship Mitolo Cabernet, is made using the Amarone technique of drying grapes before fermentation. Fruit is hand picked the grapes are left to dry in our temperature and humidity controlled sheds for approximately six weeks. The wine is then stored in oak barrels for ten months before careful barrel selection precedes blending and bottling. Inky dark red in colour. 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. Aged in 100% new barrels which are a blend of 80% French and 20% French coopered American oak for approximately 10 months. Big, hearty meat dishes or, as we do, after a meal with sharp, hard cheese from the Veneto such as Asiago d’Allevo, walnuts and pear.
$75.00 Inc. GST