Hewitson Old Garden Mourvedre 2017


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This vineyard which was planted in 1853 has survived just about everything the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse could throw at it, barring Covid-19, and it is now the oldest patch of mourvedre on the planet. Only tiny quantities are made of this exceptional wine which has some whole bunch influence to give it structural integrity. It gets a fair whack of oak too with fermentation in new French barriques then another 20 months maturation. The result is a wine of extraordinary depth and power delivered with finesse and smooth elegance that almost certainly stems from those spectacular old vines. Just stunning. 


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