Baby Bush Mourvèdre Price € 16.90
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.
Sensory features: 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)
Soil: Ancient oxidised ferrous, Limestone
Vinification: Combination whole bunch and crushed/on skins minimum two weeks/remontage and punch-down
Aging: 15 months seasoned French oak barriques.
Planting system: 15 years old bush vine/untrellised/head pruned
Vine density: 4,000 per Ha
Farming: Dry-land, unirrigated, rye grass between rows, mulched under vine, hand pruned
Harvest: By hand; 4th April to 8th April
Alcohol content: 14%
Bottle size: 750ml