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