With an average age of 15 years these Baby Bush vines take the pedigree of the world’s oldest Mourvèdre vineyard yet are imbued with the vibrancy and bold confidence of youth. Baby Bush is a wine of natural beauty that is unique in its heritage and history.
Vinification: Combination whole bunch and crushed/on skins minimum two weeks/remontage and punch-down
Aging: 15 months seasoned French oak barriques.
Planting system: Bush vine/untrellised/head pruned
Vine density: 4,000 per Ha
Farming: Dry-land, unirrigated, rye grass between rows, mulched under vine, hand pruned
Harvest: By hand; 4th April to 8th April
Medium red with a bright purple hue. Aromas of dark, brambly, blueberry aromas are matched with dried herbs, earth and undergrowth. On the palate, sarsaparilla and classic blue fruits deliver a rich, velvety mouth feel, backed by very soft and fully ripe tannins.
Score: 94 PointsWine Pilot Author: Ray Jordan
Score: 92 PointsThe Wine Front Author: Campbell Mattinson
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