Hewitson Duck Ponds GSM 2021
From vines grown along the famous Para River, the blend for this new wine is 50% Grenache, 30% Shiraz and 20% Mourvèdre. The name comes from the local ducks which live along the river (and which assist in fertilisation of the vines). Whole bunches are used in the ferment and maturation is in French oak barriques. Deep magenta hue. The nose is plums, red apples, dry herbs and spices – quite the savoury style. The wine is still coming together but there is good concentration, focus and extensive length plus fne, furry tannins. The wine gives every indication of impressing over a decade.