Hewitson was founded in 1998 by winemaker Dean Hewitson's driving passion to produce uniquely expressive wines from the great vineyards of South Australia's famous wine regions. These regions are the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley, McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills. They are home to some of Australia's, and indeed the world's, oldest and most treasured vineyards, many of them planted pre-phylloxera and more closely linked to the original vines of Europe than anywhere else in the world.
The 2011 ripening and harvesting was exceptionally cool and more like a European vintage then I have ever experienced in Australia. What I mean by that is I was forced to make picking decisions based on weather knowing that the grapes were not going to get any riper. This is a typical scenario in Europe while almost unheard of in Barossa Valley. Fortunately our Ned & Henry's vineyard sites were harvested before the later rains and once again we are able to deliver a lovely round and fully ripe wine, yielding 14% alcohol. The colour of the 2011 Ned and Henry's is very deep red with a purple hue. The aroma is distinctively Barossa Valley: black and red, ripe fruits and a dried herb spice influence by Mourvèdre.. The fruit flavours of red-fruits, dark cherry and dark-earth characters are full and concentrated yet soft and supple. The tannins are gentle yet persistent. The wine has great balance and poise and carries that signature called 'drinkability'.
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