Hewitson Ned & Henry Shiraz & Mourvedre Barossa Valley Stelvin 2006
The rationale behind the creation of this wine was Dean Hewitson's desire<br/>to produce something which was drinkable young but which evoked the character<br/>of the Barossa Valley and yet remained true to his wine-making philosophy,<br/>namely to retain ripe tannins, exercise restrained use of oak and to have great<br/>purity of fruit expression. The grapes which produce this cuvee are grown on<br/>classic terra rossa sites, red soil over limestone, and , like all Dean's<br/>wines, are dry-grown. Yields are low and the result is a concentrated, powerful<br/>wine which nevertheless lacks nothing in terms of balance. The wine is partly<br/>fermented and then aged for 15 months in new French oak, and a little Mourvedre<br/>is added to the blend to impart a little more backbone, tannin and acidity. The<br/>finished wine displays gorgeous aromas of blackberry and dark chocolate, with<br/>hints of black pepper and clove. On the palate it is rich, complex and<br/>mouth-filling with engaging spicy hints and a long, powerful finish. <br/>(Alun Griffiths MW, BBR Wine Director)
Hewitson is dedicated to producing traditionally-made, expressive wines from the great vineyards of South Australia's famous wine regions: Adelaide Hills, Eden Valley, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and stretching to the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Geographically these regions are collectively known as The Adelaide Super Zone. This is Hewitson's backyard.