2017 Hewitson Mourvèdre Old Garden (750ml)



Wine Pilot Author: Ray Jordan Date: Sunday, January 10, 2021 "These vines were planted in 1853 and may well be the oldest in the world. Tiny amount produced of this exceptional wine which had some whole bunch which gives it some structural integrity. Fermented in new French barriques then given another 20 months. The result is a wine of extraordinary depth and power delivered with finesse and smooth elegance that almost certainly stems from that old vine fruit source. Just stunning. Cellar: 20 years" The Real Review Author: Ralph Kyte-Powell Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 "These low-yielding ancient vines give great concentration, depth, flavour integration and tannin ripeness to the finished wine. In this example it’s expressed via a harmonious, super-complex personality, built on seamlessly combined ripe berry and plum fruit, floral scents, dark-chocolatey richness, varietal spice and ironstone earthiness, all robed in an appropriate measure of nutty, vanillin oak. In the mouth, it’s seamless, full-bodied, juicy and powerful, yet not aggressive. The tannins are in balance, tangy acidity gives real zest. Although a big wine, this has a lovely supple succulence that sets it apart from many of its Barossa old vine peers." The Old Garden vineyard is the oldest Mourv�dre vineyard in the world planted in 1853. Dry-grown, original existing vines pre-Phylloxera. Eight rows of this rare and unique planting remain to this day at Rowland Flat and produce winemaker Dean Hewitson's much-lauded single-vineyard table wine bearing the Old Garden name. The vineyard has been hand-tended and dry-farmed by Friedrich Koch and his direct descendants across three centuries. Label and Notes: Web