Hewitson - Old Garden Mourvedre 2018
Eight rows of this rare and unique planting remain to this day at Rowland Flat and produce winemaker Dean Hewitson’s much-lauded single-vineyard table wine bearing the Old Garden name.
The Vineyard has been hand-tended and dry-farmed by Friedrich Koch and his direct descendants across three centuries.
Vinification: 20% whole bunch; cold soak one week; on skins three weeks after cold soak/remontage Aging: 18 months new French oak barriques (Remond: Alliers, Troancais and Betranges forests).
Planting system: Old low trellis system Vine density: 2,500 per Ha Farming: Dry-land, unirrigated, rye grass between rows, hand pruned
Additional Details editMedium red with a crimson hue. Lifted forest berry, black cherry, and orange peel aromas. The palate shows Black cherry, chocolate, mocha, orange, and spice; fully integrated tannins. Technical Details
- Appellation: Barossa Valley - Rowland Flat
- Winemaker: Dean Hewitson
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Sand, Limestone
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- Avg Vine Age: Planted in 1853
- Yield: 4.8 tons/ha
- Alcohol: 14%
- Ttl Acidity: 5.7 g/l
- Residual Sugar: 0.2 g/l
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- Pack Size: 6/750ml
- Varietals: 100% Mourvedre