Hewitson Ned & Henry Shiraz & Mourvedre Barossa Valley Stelvin Bottle 2009
Berry Bros & Rudd review:<br/>Dean Hewitson and his wife Lou set up his eponymous winery in 1998 with the aim of finding and then buying grapes from some of South Australia's oldest vineyards, some of them dating back to the 19th century. He seeks to produce wines highly reflective of the terroir on which they are grown and with that in mind the produce of each vineyard is vinified separately. <br/> <br/>Dean is a graduate of Australia's leading wine "university", Roseworthy College, and apart from cutting his teeth by working for other Australian wineries from 1987-97 he gained valuable experience in Europe and California, too. The Ned and Henry cuvée is designed to offer a wine which can be drunk young and fresh but which still adheres to Dean's aim of making ageworthy wines. <br/> <br/>After alcoholic fermentation in tank the wine completes its malolactic fermentation in barrel, a
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.