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Hewitson - Baby Bush Mourvedre 2019


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

Additional Details edit

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.

Technical Details
  • Appellation: Barossa Valley
  • Winemaker: Dean Hewitson
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Ancient oxidised ferrous, Limestone
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  • Avg Vine Age: 15 years
  • Yield: 5.5tons/ha
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.93 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: .6 g/l
  • Avg Production: textinput
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Mourvedre

Recent News edit

Wine Pilot Rating: 94

Author: Ray Jordan

Date: Sunday, January 10, 2021

"Made in sympathetic way to capture the best of this beautiful variety that is so well suited to the Barossa Valley. Part whole bunch and part crushed with a couple of weeks on skins in way that replicates the techniques of Beaujolais. It also then gets 15 months in season oak. Has a spicy raspberry and cherry character that lifts effortlessly from the glass. Hint of liqueur chocolate and a lick of vanilla bean add to the complexity. Cellar: 8 years"

The Wine Front Rating: 92

Author: Campbell Mattinson

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020

"This is firm, sweet and ripe with just enough rusty/meaty notes to lend it some character, some point-of-difference. It’s medium in weigh though pushing slightly fuller; it feels of-the-earth even as the fruit swims forward, and its overall balance cannot be questioned."