Hewitson Baby Bush Mourvedre 2011

Mourvedre from Australia

Price: $21.00 $14.99
Save $6.01 (29%)
Item No. 124436
  • W&S93
  • JH90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2012
  • D93

Winemaker's Notes

The 2011 Baby Bush is a wonderful expression of this variety. The aromas display classic Mourvedre richness, ripeness and rusticity. The dark, brambly, blueberry aromas are matched with the sage, earth and undergrowth. These aromas carry right through the palate which delivers a rich, velvety mouth feel, backed by very soft and fully ripe tannins. The structure, balance and youthful poise of 2011 Baby Bush Mourvedre ensures the wine is extremely enjoyable now. It will also reward with time in the cellar.

Critical Acclaim

"Dean Hewitson contracts the fruit from the Old Garden Vineyard in Rowland Flat, where the mourvedrevines date to 1853. the Koch family, who tends these ancient vines, selected cuttings from them in 1996 to plant, head prune and dry farm in the same configuration as Old Garden. the result, in the cool 2011 vintage, is completely intoxicating. An honest take on mourvedre's tension between funk and brilliance, one side of this wine is blood and iron, the other side is a fresh cranberry crush of flavor. The only sigh of the youth of the vines is a steeliness in the tannins, if you c an stand to quibble with such a delicious, bright and spicy red. "
93 Points

"A very savoury, spicy wine reflecting the vintage, but not anaemic or green; the tannin structure is especially appealing."
90 Points

Learn About Hewitson Map ItMap It

Dean Hewitson is driven by passion. His creation of individual, exquisite wines from the ancient vineyards of South Australia is for your indulgence.Dean Hewitson has been indeed very fortunate to be tutored by some of the best wine makers and wine scientists in the world. Having completed his degree at Roseworthy, he worked at one of Australia's best wineries, visited some of the...

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Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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Learn About Mourvedre

Mourvedre(moor-VEHD(r)) A native of Spain, where it's called Monastrell, Mourvedre is best known for its blending role in the Southern Rhone. Strong and rustic, Mourvedre is the cowboy style blender in the Rhone mix. It's also the M of GSM (or SGM) blends in Australia, and it's used as the primary grape in wines from Jumilla and other Southeast areas of Spain. Notable Facts The...

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