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Hewitson Baby Bush Mourvèdre
Mourvèdre responds best to traditional vineyard practices with dry-grown, untrellised bush vines thriving in both Europe and the Barossa Valley. Taking cuttings from the 1853 planting of the Hewitson Old Garden vineyard, the oldest Mourvèdre vines on Earth, Hewitson grew, then crafted a wine from Baby Bush vines that takes a new look at an old treasure.
Cuttings taken form the 1853 Old Garden plantings, hence the name. This is an alluringly youthful rendition with blue and red fruits intermingled with wild herbs; dark, stony notes; earth and subtly brooding spices. The palate has a tarry, dark-cherry flavor with some peppery moments. The tannins are nutty and ripe. Smooth-textured. Finishes with innate balance.
Grape variety: Mourvèdre (cuttings from the 1853 Old Garden bush-vines).
Vinification: Combination whole bunch and crushed on skins for a minimum of two weeks, remontage and punch-down.
Ageing: 15 months seasoned French oak barriques.