In Italy, wine is not just about the drink, but about the occasion. It brings families and friends together to socialise and celebrate. Our Jester Vermentino is reminiscent of its Italian counterparts with fresh full flavours and a dry, savoury finish. Veermentino originally hails from the coastal regions of Tuscany and the island of Sardinia where fresh, textured white wine ideal for the Mediterranean climate is produced. Our Vermentino vineyard is located at the southern end of McLaren Vale, about 3.5km east of the coastal town of Port Willunga. The heavy clay here promotes strong growth in spring but in summer is dry and unforgiving. This creates vine stress leading to intense flavours. Mitolo Jester Vermentino is the perfect wine to share over a casual seafood lunch or at an outdoor summer celebration.
A cool and mild growing season in 2019 led to a relatively warm summer. Vermentino holds its natural acidity well even in warm years and the resultant wine shows depth of flavour with crispness and life. Our Vermentino grapes are picked in the cool of the night, and then transported to our winery where they are crushed and pressed gently and taken immediately off skins. This leads to a lovely flavoured, yet fine juice. The juice is held cool for five days then racked and fermented. Fermentation proceeds at a very cool 10°C for up to two weeks, capturing the delicate fruit characters. Once ferment is complete, the wine is stabilised and filtered before being bottled where it waits to attend all the best social occasions.
What's in the name?
The Jesters of the Courts of Europe had one motivation, to entertain the household of a nobleman and their guests. The Jester, a modern day entertainer, is exactly that. Able to excite and tell stories at any dinner table, they are the life of the party. They waivers from fits of laughter, to being somewhat risqué and suggestive. Ultimately, they are there to remind us not to take life too seriously. They gather friends around regularly to eat and drink well, as they of course are the instigator of such frivolity. We all know a modern day Jester, and to them, the life of the party, we salute the Jester in you.
Colour - Light pale straw with tinge of lime green
Aroma - Attractive lifted and pure tropical fruits: feijoa, dragonfruit and gooseberry with more savoury kaffir lime leaf and dill herbals.
Palate - A delicate, fresh and pristine wine perfect for summer drinking. Tropical fruit flavours, nashi pear, and lime like citrus form a lovely soft and fleshy mid palate that is dry and balanced delicately with fine natural acid.
Crispy sardines with lemon and mint served with a radicchio and rocket salad.
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