Hewitson Ungrafted Grenache 2023


Old, dry-grown Grenache vines on own roots (ungrafted) are an increasing rarity, so a wine like this becomes a celebration of sorts. It makes for a powerful statement in that it isn’t a big wine but rather an intense, concentrated ball of the most delicious aromas and fruit flavours. Black cherry, juniper, rosemary, liquorice, a touch of clove and chocolate alight the aroma. Medium bodied, deep in fruit concentration and offset by fine tannins, the palate brings out the grape’s florals and herbal notes in league with plum and cherry. A flourish of sinewy, clean, astringent dryness to close. Great stuff.

Variety: Red Wine, Grenache