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Baby Bush Barossa Mourvedre 2009

The Experience

Drink When...
Old is the new new
Listen To...
On the Road Again, Canned Heat
Think About...
About 1853
Drink With...
Slow roasted suckling pig

The Oddbins Take

It’s easy to split the wine world into ‘old’ and ‘new’, and not without good reason, but as ever, things turn out to be not as simple as that. Take this Aussie red from Barossa, for instance – as New World as they come you might think, no? But the grapes come from vines taken as cuttings from Hewitson’s own Old Garden vineyard, established in 1853 and believed to be the oldest Mourvedre vines on Earth. Which is enough to make you wonder where ‘old’ ends and ‘new’ begins…

The Vital Statistics

Country
Australia
Region
Barossa
Vintage
2009
Drink
2317
Closure
Screwcap
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
0.6 g/l
24
Alcohol Units
11

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The Style

Grape
Mourvedre (100%)
Character
Built To Last, Distinctive, Fruity, Leafy Herby, Oaked
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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The Barossa valley is the source of some of the oldest living bush vine plantings in the world, the earliest stretching back nearly 160 years. Dean Hewitson travelled extensively and worked with wineries all over the world before coming back to his native Barossa and founding the winery in 1998. Its mission was to produce wines reflecting Australia’s rich history of very old vine plantings. The ‘Selection Massale’ grapes used to make this wine are grown from the 1853 planting of Hewitson Old Garden vineyard, the oldest Mourvèdre vines on Earth.