Mitolo Wines uses Vermentio Grapes to make this 2016 Mitolo Jester Vermentino – a really nice Vermentino wine!
Vermentino is a light skinned white grape that is primarily found in Italy. It is primarily considered an Italian and Mediterranean grape. However, Mitolo Wines are growing these grapes in Australia!
Vermentino grapes produce a wine that is zesty, fresh and aromatic. Typical aromas of lime, grapefruit and even pineapple. They have good acidity with medium to low sweetness and and a medium body. They make a very refreshing wine, which pairs well with Mediterranean food.
Mitolo Wines is located in McLaren Vale, Australia. It is a family owned business, started and run by it’s founder, Frank Mitolo. The vineyards are in the Willunga district, where the heavy gray loam soil over sandstone mixes with the black Biscay clay. A maritime climate creates an even ripening period.
The Vermentino grapes are hand picked at night, gently pressed and taken immediately off their skins. It’s cooled for 5 days, then racked and fermented at a cool temperature.
2016 Mitolo Jester Vermentino
2016 Mitolo Jester Vermentino, McLaren Vale, Australia. Wine Awesomeness. They say: Our vineyards are located at the southern end of McLaren Vale, close to the seaside town of Aldinga. Here cooling afternoon sea breezes temper the vines, delivering wines of great brightness, generosity, balance and refreshing acidity. Fresh and dry with a savory finish. Grapefruit and citrus dominate with undertones of melon. Soft and mouth filling with a faint dusting of chalky structure. Perfect wine to pair with seafood.
We loved the wine. It was refreshing and very drinkable.
Another Vermentino that we’ve reviewed:
I went searching through my wine archives to find another vermentino wine, and only found one, this 2014 Bertoli Vermentino! I definitely need to up my vermentino wine game!