Established in 1998 Hewitson winery is situated in the heart of the Barossa Valley on the historic Seppeltsfield Road and boasts some of the oldest vines in the World. Our fruit is sourced from these dry-grown, pre-Phylloxera vineyards of the Barossa Valley and also single site vineyards in Eden Valley, McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills. We believe great wines are the expression of the soils they are grown in and in the seasons they grow. Through knowledge and experience we strive for balance, structure, concentration, power and breeding.
The 2017 vintage is a blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. These varieties are historically grown in the southern Rhone Valley of France near the Mediterranean, and are blended together to make the local wine. These varieties also have a natural affinity for the Barossa Valley.
The aroma is of cherries, strawberries, spice and Provencale herbs. The palate is wonderfully fresh and with juicy forest fruits, dried herbs and a creamy complexity derived from its maturation on yeast lees in old French oak barrels. The concentrated fruits, fine tannin and perfectly integrated acid complete the wine.
Vinified with 45% whole bunches and minimal SO2, using solar energy and water recycling. A very attractive light to medium-bodied palate with spices coming from all directions, the fruit flavours red, purple and black, the tannin load minimal. It's soft, but not weak or thin, just ready to drink without further ageing. Date Tasted: Sept 2019; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 94 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
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