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Hewitson - Ned and Henry’s Shiraz 2016


"A very good friend of mine challenged me to produce a traditional, full-bodied Barossa Valley wine with the only criteria that it could be drunk young at lunch or dinner and did not stray from my fundamental wine making philosophies. French oak, fine grained tannins, balance, clear fruit expression! Those who know me well know that I just love a good challenge!”

Vinification: Combination whole bunch and crushed/on skins minimum two weeks/remontage and punchdown Aging: 16 months seasoned French oak barriques

Vineyard: Steingarten Road vineyard
Planting system: trellised, canopy wires, north-south rows, north-facing slopes ideal in the Southern Hemisphere
Vine density: 3,000 per Ha
Farming: minimum drip irrigation, rye grass between rows, hand pruned
Harvest: Bush vine by hand and trellised by machine; 6th March to 14th April

Additional Details edit

This is a red drinkers red at all levels, generous, full bodied, rich red and black fruits, fabulous tannins and will reward both immediate drinking and medium term cellaring.

Technical Details
  • Appellation: Barossa Valley
  • Winemaker: Dean Hewitson
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Ancient oxidized ferrous soil, limestone
  • Vineyard Acreage: textinput
  • Avg Vine Age: 30 years
  • Yield: 4 tons/ha
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Ttl Acidity: 6.2 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: .6 g/l
  • Avg Production: textinput
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Shiraz

Recent News edit

The Wine Advocate Rating: 87

Author: Joe Czerwinski

Date: Saturday, September 1, 2018

"Made in a fruit-forward, easy-drinking style, the Hewitson 2016 Ned and Henry's Shiraz features bright raspberry fruit, medium body and subtle hints of dried herbs and spices. It fits with the current Oz trend of lightening and brightening Shiraz, making it less of a knife-and-fork proposition and more weekday-friendly. Drink it over the next few years."

Wine Spectator Online

Author: MaryAnn Worobiec

Date: Friday, June 15, 2018

"Wild berry, tea and herb notes are compact and harmonious, set on a light, fresh frame. Drink now."