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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.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Hewitson 'Miss Harry' G/S/M 2010

Grape Variety: 45% Grenache, 39% Shiraz, 8% Mourvedre, 4% Carignan and 4% Cinsault

Growing Region: Barossa Valley, Australia

Owner/ Chief Winemaker: Dean Hewitson

The 2010 Miss Harry G/S/M is sourced from traditionally grown vineyards dating back to the late 1800s in the Barossa Valley. These varieties have thrived in the Barossa Valley. The old deep-rooted Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre perfectly accompany the later-ripening Carignan and Cinsault that add an important note to the final blend.
Each parcel was fermented separately on their skins before finishing fermentation and malo-lactic fermentation in old French barriques then matured in these same barrels for about twelve months without racking. These are Deans traditional methods that intensify flavour and complexity in his wines.
The 2010 Miss Harry continues the pedigree of this wonderfully structured, fruit-driven red wine that absolutely delivers with integrity and complexity in a very approachable style. In the glass the wine is bright red with a deep purple hue. Lively aromas of black and red berries, pepper, spice, garrigue, dried lavender and herbs with layers of complexity offered by the extended barrel maturation on lees. The palate is delightfully full, showing ripe black berries, plums, and has a concentrated core of fruit with a racy acidity that gives the wine incredible vitality. Ending with a finish that lingers long after your friends have gone home. Decant for 20-30mins and serve at 17C.

Drinking perfectly well this summer; and during the next 3-5 years.

Perfect wine match with a good Kiwi BBQ, a wide array of pizza's and good tapas, enjoy.

A most approachable wine, one to share.


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