About Me

Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hewitson 'Miss Harry' G/S/M 2009

Grape Variety: 50% Grenache, 40% Shiraz, 5% Mourvedre & (5% Cinsault & Carignan)

Growing Region: Barossa, Australia

Chief Winemaker: Dean Hewitson

This wine is named after Dean's daughter Harriet - a.k.a 'Harry' her nickname. The 2009 vintage is sourced from traditionally dry grown vineyards dating back to the late 1800s in the heart of the Barossa Valley.
The three varieties Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre were picked at optimum maturity, fermented separately on their skins before finishing both fermentation and malolactic fermentation in old French barriques, then matured in the same barrels for 12 months without racking. This is the attention to detail that Dean gives to his wine, traditional methods that intensify the flavour and complexity.
The colour is bright red with a purple hue. The aromas are of ripe strawberry, intense red forest berries and rhubarb with layers of creamy complexity offered by the extended barrel maturation on lees. The palate is wonderfully full, showing ripe strawberries and red plums, and has a concentrated core of fruit essence with a racy acidity that gives the wine incredible vivacity. The finish is exceptionally long. Decant for 30mins, serve at 17-18C

Dynamic now, but with time exceptional drinking over the next 4-5 years.

Perfect wine match with pasta dishes, BBQ meats, tapas and hard cheeses enjoy.
A wine experience not to be missed.


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