94 POINTS – James Halliday 2013 – Mitolo G.A.M Shiraz Excellent deep crimson-purple; first and last a demonstration of regional character, with lush black plum in a wrapping of dark chocolate, anise and spice; pleasantly savoury tannins on the finish.
‘G.A.M’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 92 POINTS Comes from a single block of 25 year old vines… moderate to intense floral…aromas over black cherry, warm black currant, anise, coffee and some underbrush. Very crisp and medium to fullbodied, it gives a medium-firm level of grainy tannins and a long mocha-laced finish. Lisa Perotti Brown M.W, erobertparker.com, December 2010
For such a young winery, Mitolo’s history is rich. It’s one studded with success, wide acclaim, and – most importantly – truly memorable wines. But that’s only to be expected from a winery which, since the very first day, has been motivated by three potent words: Purity. Elegance. Power.Those were the guiding principles Frank Mitolo wrote down when he created the winery in 1999. With his Italian heritage and a family history of working the land, Frank was only interested in pursuing excellence.
Attracted by this commitment to only create wines of outstanding quality, acclaimed winemaker Ben Glaetzer joined Mitolo as a partner in 2001. With grapes sourced from two of Australia’s premier wine regions, McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley, Frank and Ben now work tirelessly to surpass their already impressive achievements.