With an average age of 15 years these Baby Bush vines take the pedigree of the world’s oldest Mourvèdre vineyard yet are imbued with the vibrancy and bold confidence of youth. Baby Bush is a wine of natural beauty that is unique in its heritage and history.
Vinification: Combination whole bunch and crushed/on skins minimum two weeks/remontage and punch-down Aging: 15 months seasoned French oak barriques.
Planting system: Bush vine/untrellised/head pruned
Vine density: 4,000 per Ha
Farming: Dry-land, unirrigated, rye grass between rows, mulched under vine, hand pruned
Harvest: By hand; 4th April to 8th April
The 2014 Baby Bush is a wonderful expression of this variety. The aromas display classic Mourvèdre richness, ripeness and rusticity. The dark, brambly, blueberry aromas are matched with the sage, earth and undergrowth. These aromas carry right through the palate which delivers a rich, velvety mouth feel, backed by very soft and fully ripe tannins. The structure, balance and youthful poise of 2014 Baby Bush Mourvèdre ensures the wine is extremely enjoyable now. It will also reward with time in the cellar.
Score: 91 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Joe Czerwinski
The cuttings for this vineyard were taken from the Old Garden Vineyard, so despite its relatively young age, it has pedigree. Sage, smoke and black olive notes mingle easily on the nose, backed by flavors of vanilla, black cherry and mocha. Its medium to full in body and creamy in texture with a smooth, silky finish.
Score: 89 PointsWine Spectator Author: MaryAnn Worobiec
Peppery, floral accents add some distinction to the core of blackberry and licorice flavors, with burly tannins providing an appealing chewiness on the finish. Drink now through 2028.
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