Mitolo Jester Rosé

Mitolo Jester Rosé

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Ripe summer berries, watermelon and musk stick candy
Textured, creamy palate; a wash of watermelon fruit balanced delicately with drying savoury acidity
Dry & Savoury

What the Experts Say

(Review is of the 2015 vintage.)

The 2014 was a love it or loathe it style; this 2015 release is more straight down the line. It drinks well. It fruity and bright without being too sweet; it tastes as much of stonefruit and apple as it does of cherry and earth; it has a soft, easy-going nature.

87/100 - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

Our Notes

Made from the Sangiovese grapes used in various bold Tuscan wines, this McLaren Vale “Jester” Rosé from Mitolo takes a gentler approach, pressing off skins and fermenting at low temperatures for 2-3 weeks to create a crisp wine with lifted floral aromas.

Some summer berry notes hint at the red-grape origin of the wine, but are complimented by a floral nose and notes of white peach and melon to create a wine perfectly at home with fresh seafood served simply.


Winemakers Comments

Lifted and floral with notes of white peach, strawberry and fresh cut melon. Fresh, crisp and delicate with bright summer berry flavours that are complemented by a long, dry finish. The perfect accompaniment to a seafood dish. 

A cool and mild growing season in 2019 led to a relatively warm summer. Sangiovese holds its natural acidity well creating a bright, full flavoured and refreshingly crisp rosé. We carefully harvest the Sangiovese grapes by hand during the evening, then leave them to cool naturally as the temperature drops overnight at our winery. The following day the grapes are destemmed, crushed and pressed immediately off skins, to keep the colour to a minimum. The juice is then fermented at very low temperatures for two to three weeks until it is completely dry. The wine is cold stabilised and filtered before bottling where it waits to be enjoyed.

About the Winery

Founded by Frank Mitolo and run in close collaboration with growers the Loprestis, Mitolo run according to an initial business plan of just six words: individuality, integrity, quality, purity, elegance and power.

The Italian heritage shared by Mitolo and the Loprestis (Mitolo’s family hail from the Abruzzo region of Italy) is as strong an influence as the unique soils of the McLaren Vale, and inspired the company’s aspiration to create wines that are forte e gentile, or strong and gentle.



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"Have received my second order now and love getting the wines each month. I get both the red and white. Not being a big red wine drinker before I am now converted after getting these testers."

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