2016 Hewitson Shiraz The Mother Vine
2016 Hewitson Shiraz The Mother Vine; Barossa Valley, Australia
Winner of Best Wine From Australia and Best Wine By Quality at the 2020 Paris Wine Cup
The nose is replete with rich black fruits and floral notes, the lengthy palate a chorus of intense blackberry, raspberry and chocolate characters with savoury nuances and seamlessly integrated tannins.
A wine that is completely unique in the world. James Suckling awarded this wine 94pts admiring that it “…has a very smoothly resolved feel with plenty of plush red plums and spices. A lick of blackberry, too. Long and majestic tannins here.”
Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of the country’s vineyards. It has become virtually synonymous with the country’s main wine regions, and in particular the Barossa Valley.
The Barossa Valley is an extremely important wine-producing region within the Barossa zone of South Australia, particularly associated with powerful red wines from the red wine grape variety Shiraz. A prestigious and internationally renowned region, it is not only home to some of the oldest vineyards and wineries in Australia but produces some of its most recognizable and sought-after brands. The region lies in the (very flat) ‘Valley’ created by the North Para river, which connects the main towns of Nuriootpa, Tanunda and Lyndoch.
Hewitson is an Australian wine producer situated in the heart of the Barossa Valley. The estate was founded by Dean Hewitson in 1998, who is also Chief Winemaker. The Barossa Valley winery is located on the historic Seppeltsfield Road. The fruit is sourced from a selection of vineyards in the Barossa Valley, as well as single-site vineyards in Eden Valley, McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills.