The nose is bright, lifted and aromatic with raspberry, blackberry and mint chocolate characters. The palate is concentrated with a luscious rolling texture and packed with fresh blackberry and plum, dark chocolate, liquorice and a hint of white pepper spice. The wine is juicy and plush with silky tannins that linger, providing a dry, savoury finish.
Try with barbecue beef.
"A Reserve classic, we've had this for many years and many a customer has this as their go-to wine. A benchmark example of McLaren Vale Shiraz. Full of dark fruits and plenty of flavour, a great wine for barbecue food or even hard cheese."
McLaren Vale-based Mitolo is a family-owned winery established in 1999 by Frank Mitolo, whose Italian roots inspired his early interest in, and enthusiasm for, good food and great wine. Winemaker Ben Glaetzer became a partner in the business in 2001. The fusion of Frank’s knowledge of the land and business acumen with Ben’s winemaking talent has resulted in Mitolo becoming one of Australia’s most awarded wineries. In early 2022, Mitolo welcomed Luke Mallaby as Head Winemaker. Having learned his craft at renowned Yarra Valley wineries Yering Station and Oakridge, Luke spent eight years honing his skills with Treasury Wine Estates. Ben’s new role as consultant enables him to support Frank, Luke and the team and help ensure the continued success of the highly acclaimed Mitolo wines.
Fruit for the Jester Shiraz came from the Lopresti Ridgehaven Vineyard, located at the southern end of McLaren Vale between Sellicks Hill and Willunga on the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges. The site is defined by heavy clay loam soils with shattered gravel throughout the profile, over Christies Beach formation. A northwesterly aspect captures ample sunlight and ensures ripening, while the warmth of the site garners concentration and plush tannin maturity in the fruit. The vines are at least 25 years old.
This wine is suitable for consumption by Vegetarians and Vegans.