Hesketh Wines

Barossa Valley Bonvedro

Our Bonvedro fruit is sourced from a single vineyard in the Light Pass sub-district belonging to Merv John. Following picking the grapes were small-batch and cool fermented to enhance the natural aromatics of this floral variety. Fruit remained on skins for ten-days to extract the right amount of colour and tannin, producing an opulent style of wine.


Vintages and Tasting notes

2015 | 2016
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Wine Press and Accolades

94 points – Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front – Sep 2016

“Bonvedro is the Portuguese name for the Spanish parraleta cultivar. The list of synonyms around the Mediterranean is long. In Australia the small patch of vines that is now known to be bonvedro was thought to be carignan. The nose is prune and cherry. The taste is simple to start but gets complex as it reaches the middle palate. The ending is a full-on mix of flavours that intrigue. 94 points and great value at $25 ”

90 points – Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front – Aug 2016

“Bonvedro is the varietal name given to a set of vines once thought to be carignan. It’s a cool name, it has to be said. It makes for a red wine here that is both light and frisky and just a little beefy. A foot in a couple of camps. Smoky reductive characters lead into black cherry and cranberry. There’s almost a campfire smokiness to the aftertaste but sweet red berries play here too. You certainly can’t complain about the wine’s drinkability, nor of the diversity of flavours.”

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