Mitolo 7th Son Grenache Shiraz Sagrantino
REGION: McLaren Vale
CELLARING: six to ten years
HARVEST DATE: March 2014
The seventh son of the Seventh Son is preordained by his birthright to be endowed with the gifts of second sight, healing and luck. The 'Chosen One' is however also cursed by the good and evil forces that battle for his eternal soul.
The wine is mid-weighted with bright acidity and heart-warming earthy, savoury characters of dried herb and tar sitting perfectly alongside delicate raspberry and cherry.
Bramble herbs with hints of cracked black pepper underpinned with earthy, dark fruit characters of Satsuma plum, black cherry and liquorice. Grenache plays a leading role, a dark cherry lift with a seductive, almost slippery mid palate. Shiraz provides some weight to the juicy mouth feel as well as dark fruits and earthy olive tapenade characters. Finally, Sagrantino, despite its low proportion, adds beautiful dry earth, cigar box-like savoury lift with those signature tannins giving a drying, snappy finish.