A partnership with Qantas and the Mitolo Wines has welcomed the the South Australian winery to the airline’s network of flights. Qantas business class passengers can sit back and relax with glass of Mitolo Wine’s vintage 2013 Angela Shiraz. Founder, Frank Mitolo has supplied 224 dozens of wine to Qantas, and says there is only a limited quantity of the second vintage of Angela Shiraz, that retails for $35 a bottle.
“For a relatively small batch of wine only in its second vintage to be picked up by our national carrier and used on flights around the globe is a big coup for us.
“Between six and twelve bottles will be loaded per flight – so this exclusivity will remain for passengers onboard as well. It’s been recognised as something special and we’re proud of that.”
The 2013 Angela Shiraz, named after Mr Mitolo’s mother, is crafted using fruit from a single vineyard in the south of McLaren Vale. It balances blackberry, olive tapenade, tar and cassis flavours with bright acidity and subtle vanillin oak.
Mitolo Wines is last year’s winner of a competitive tender to supply Qatar Airways with the acclaimed 2012 Jester Shiraz. Over 10,000 bottles of shiraz were used by the airline during a five month period.
The family-run business began nearly two decades ago with its 2000 Gam Shiraz. Now, Mitolo wines has a range of almost a dozen wines. They are also developing a new cellar door at McMurtie road in McLaren Vale expected to open later this year.