Hewitson Old Garden Mourvèdre 2021


Planted 1853, these are the oldest Mourvèdre vines on planet, ungrafted, pre phylloxera vines dry farmed by the same family, where every vine is the original 1853 planting. That is unbelievable!!! So much history in your glass. This is one intense Mourvèdre, a seriously solid wine with dense mulberry and blackberry fruit that is almost impenetrable.  A considerable amount of whole bunch at 85%, combined with licks of oak around the edges allows the wine to unfurl in the glass. Reminded me of Chinese salted plum, the tang with sweetness. Vanilla oak gives sweet oak tannins that are ripe but chewy so need time to integrate. The wine is juicy, plush and flavoursome but a king-size mouthful, needing time.

Variety: Other, Specialty