Hewitson Monopole Shiraz Mother Vine 2019
One of the most interesting wines. So, here’s the thing. It comes from a single one hectare vineyard at the winery with vine material sourced from one single shiraz vine in the Old Garden Mourvèdre vineyard. Using a grafting process, Hewitson has created a clonal vineyard directly linked to this old vine. The small bunches produce wine of wonderful concentration and intensity, yet with a suppleness and refined elegance. The wine is aged for 20 months in new and second use barrels but it is mostly about the fruit and that old vine. Bright and balanced, it has a chalky grainy mouthfeel that provides such appealing texture. A super wine with every glass interesting and engaging.