A classic "GSM" at a great level, from vines up to 140 years. Medium body with notes of cherry, strawberry, cranberry and Provence herbs. Solid but fine-grained and unobtrusive tannins, fresh acid and a little touch of oak. Composed of 57% Grenache, 23% Syrah and 20% Mourvèdre. The wine, named after Dean's daughter Harriet, comes from standalone bush vines that are not irrigated and grow on ferrous limestone, sand and gravel. The grapes are harvested late (Mourvèdre in the first days of May!) And ferment by 34% whole grains, which prolongs fermentation, gives airy juices to the wine and reduces the need for depression of the solids in the must. The wine is stored unfiltered 12 months in older French oak barrels.
En klassisk "GSM" på et flot niveau, fra vinstokke op til 140 år. Middel krop, med toner af kirsebær, jordbær, tranebær og Provencekrydderier. Faste, men finkornede og ikke påtrængende tanniner, frisk syre og en lille snert af eg. Sammensat af 57% Grenache, 23% Syrah og 20% Mourvèdre. Vinen, der er opkaldt efter Dean's datter Harriet, kommer fra enkeltstående "bush vines", der ikke kunstvandes og vokser på Jernholdig kalksten, sand og grus. Druerne er høstet sent (Mourvèdre de første dage i maj!) og gærer med 34% hele klaser, hvilket forlænger gæringen, giver luftig saftighed til vinen og mindsker behovet for nedtrykning af faststofferne i mosten. Vinen lagres ufiltreret 12 mdr. i ældre, franske egefade.
Region: Barossa Valley
Grapes: Grenache 57%, Syrah 23% & Mourvèdre 20%
Aging: Oak barrels
ABOUT THE WINERY
Located in the heart of the Barossa Valley on historic Seppeltsfield Road, Hewitson owns some of the oldest vines in the world. The house's philosophy is to make wines that express the soil and conditions in which they grow. Through knowledge and experience, Hewitson strives for balance, structure, concentration and power. Hewitson does not use irrigation. They take pride in producing the wines sustainably by using solar energy, recycling water and supporting biodiversity.
Hewitson was founded in 1998 by Dean Hewitson, having traveled and worked in several major French wine districts for the past 12 years and earned a Master of Winemaking in California. Dean is the general manager of Hewitson and also oversees both production and sales.
One of the first things Dean did when he started the winery in 1998 was to take cuttings from the vines in the Old Garden and plant them in the field he calls Baby Bush.
Hewitson ligger i hjertet af Barossa Valley på den historiske Seppeltsfield Road og ejer nogle af de ældste vinstokke i verden. Husets filosofi er at lave vine, der udtrykker den jord og de forhold, de gror i. Gennem viden og erfaring stræber Hewitson efter balance, struktur, koncentration og power. Hewitson bruger ikke kunstvanding. De tager en ære i at fremstille vinene bæredygtigt ved at anvende solenergi, genanvende vand og understøtte biodiversitet.
Hewitson blev grundlagt i 1998 af Dean Hewitson, efter han i 12 år forinden havde både rejst og arbejdet i flere store franske vindistriker og taget en Master i Winemaking i Californien. Dean er daglig leder for Hewitson og står også for både produktionen og salg.
En af de første ting, som Dean gjorde, da han startede vingården i 1998 var at tage stiklinger fra vinstokkene i Old Garden og plante dem i den mark, han kalder Baby Bush.
Grenache is an unlikely hero of a grape. Until recently reviled or at best ignored in much of the world, it is the grape chiefly responsible for two of the world's more celebrated reds, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and, a more recent star, Priorat.
It is a caste originating in France but it’s produced in all over the world. It is cultivated from France to Australia (where it is the main grape), United States (Washington State and California), besides Italy (cultivated in small scale all over the country to produce some good blends), Spain (used in projects in Rioja for example), Portugal, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Uruguay, Brazil (restricted to some producers and in the northeast) In Portugal it found is home in the region of Alentejo and is the most successful foreign grape in terms of climatic adaptation. The wines have an intense colour. The aromas are complex with very rich tannins. The most present flavours are blueberry, plum, chocolate, tobacco and black pepper but have some differences depending on the region in which they are produced, more fruity in the warmer regions or with more spicy flavours to plum, olive and green pepper in cooler climes.
Although nowadays it travels most commonly under its French name Mourvèdre, the vine’s origins are almost certainly Spanish, probably in the Levante, where today the great majority of all the plantings in the world are concentrated. (It may take its French name from the Spanish city of Murviedro.) It needs a hot, dry climate for it is very late ripening and susceptible to both mildews and low winter temperatures so in France it can thrive only in the country’s warmest corners. It was Provence’s most planted vine before phylloxera decimated France’s vineyards and it was then largely replaced by varieties that were easier to graft on to the available rootstocks.