Hewitson Baby Bush Mourvèdre 2020
The ‘Baby Bush’ is 100% Mourvèdre, the spicy third baby of the GSM siblings also known as Mataro, and is from vine cuttings from the 1853-planted Old Garden vineyard in the Barossa Valley. A portion of whole bunch fermentation provides perfumed ripe blueberries and fruits of the forest, alongside a grind of spice and savoury leather notes in the background. The flavours are of bramble and cherry, but it’s quite savoury and has lovely texture. Acidity livens the mid-palate, and the wine finishes on chewy, vanillin oak tannins. This wine is super-lamb-cutlet-friendly and a great opportunity to try something different these holidays.