Hewitson Ungrafted Grenache 2022
This truly world class Grenache is from dry grown vines, almost 110 years of age, in a sandy loam vineyard next to the Para River in the Barossa Valley. The grapes went into open vats for three weeks for fermentation, with 85% of them whole bunches. Then pressed into old French barriques to sit for nine months on lees. Bottled under cork, it is a vibrant crimson hue. The aroma here is intoxicatingly alluring, just gorgeous. Fresh strawberries, spices, rose petals and juicy red fruits. This is fresh and juicy with ever-so-fine tannins and excellent length. A mid-weight style with a hint of sour cherries on the finish. While it will surely reward cellaring over the next decade, it can be drunk with immense pleasure now. Love it.