Brothers Matthew and Jonathan Hughes established Mewstone Vineyard in 2011 on the banks of Tasmania’s D’Entrecasteaux Channel in the tiny hamlet of Flowerpot. The small, boutique vineyard is a former cherry orchard and with some new plantings this year will expand to an ultimate size of just 3.5 hectares. The original plantings consist mostly of Pinot Noir with small plantings of Chardonnay, Syrah, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.
Whilst the Mewstone wines are strictly produced from the Flowerpot vineyard, the Hughes & Hughes range of wines brings together fruit sourced from around Tasmania, with the aim of producing wines that are high on both natural acidity and drinkability. In addition, from time to time individual small batches are released that capture the results of investigations into the use of skins, stalks, solids and other fermentation variables. All Hughes & Hughes wines are bottled unfined and with low sulphur.
Hand-picked, wild-fermented with 15% whole bunch/85% whole berry, not fined or filtered. No shrinking violet. Spiced plum, fine-grained tannins. No mention of oak at any stage, although it has to have been used. Drink to: 2030; Price: $35.00; Date Tasted: Mar 2020; Alcohol: 13.8%; Rating: 95 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
|Unit Of Measure||ea|