Drawing inspiration from his Italian heritage and horticultural background, Frank Mitolo established Mitolo in 1999. After partnering with acclaimed winemaker, Ben Glaetzer, Mitolo quickly became one of the finest producers in McLaren Vale! Frank and Ben have shared an uncompromising dedication to producing wines that express purity of flavor, show elegance of structure, and maintain a rich, powerful complexity. The combination of Ben's winemaking skills and Frank’s vision have led Mitolo to international recognition and acclaim!
Jester Cabernet is a “baby” Serpico, the top Mitolo Cabernet produced using an Amarone drying process. For the Jester Cabernet, 25% of the grapes are left to dry on 10 kg drying racks for 7 weeks and 3 days in the traditional Amarone winemaking method. Jester Cabernet is upfront and approachable, delivering excellent quality for the price.
Aging: 18 months in French oak barrels
Tasting notes: Bright and fresh with signature Cabernet Sauvignon characteristics of red capsicum, menthol, violet and mixed herbs. Full bodied and mouth filling with juicy red cherry, blackcurrant and cassis, intertwined with savory dark chocolate and tobacco. The Amarone component adds to a textured finish.
Robust, featuring toasted herb and tobacco leaf notes that work with the concentrated cassis and framboise flavors, showing an appealingly firm structure and plenty of balance on the finish. Drink now through 2028. ~90WS
This wine’s dried-currant flavors fill its cushioned velvet texture. More dried fruit comes with air, from figs to black plums. The wine’s acidity stands apart, needing a year or two in the bottle to integrate. Overall clean and pleasing, especially with brisket. ~90W&S
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