Grenache, Mourvédre, Shiraz, Cinsault, Carignan. That’s what I saw on the front of Hewitson Miss Harry Red Blend 2013 while combing the aisles of my wine store.  I just knew I could not go home without a bottle!

Hewitson Miss Harry Red Blend 2013 is a powerful wine from the Barossa Valley, South Australia, though with this blend you could easily think ‘Southern Rhône’. Of course, Barossa Valley is a widely known wine region producing notable wines, but this is the first time I have come across this varietal blend from the area!

Hewitson Wines is a family owned operation that was founded in 1998. The vineyard and winery are run in a sustainable manner through the use of solar energy and water recycling amongst a slew of other environmentally responsible techniques. Head winemaker, Dean Hewitson, has done his tour and paid the grueling dues to land where he is now, with stints in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Beaujolais, The Rhone, Provence, Napa Valley, Sonoma, Oregon and Washington State. His travel and training are likely the reason we have a chance to explore a Barossa Valley ‘Southern Rhône’ styled red.

Hewitson Miss Harry Red Blend 2013

On colour, the Hewitson Miss Harry Red Blend 2013 holds an almost eggplant hue. On the nose, strawberry, mint, and clove are present. On the palate, just wow! Black currant, anise, plum, stedfast tannins with a long herbaceous finish makes this a wonder to drink. Truly enjoyable and a must try!

Hewitson Miss Harry Red Blend 2013 is a blend of Grenache (50%), Mourvédre (23%), Shiraz (22%),  Carignan and Cinsault (5%).  Fun fact; this wine is named after Dean Hewitson’s daughter, Harriet.

This wine retails at the LCBO for $23.95

We gave this wine a score of 5 out of 5