2019 Hughes & Hughes Pinot Noir

Coal River & Derwent Valleys, TAS

An early-drinking, lively Pinot Noir from the talented Hughes brothers in Flowerpot, TAS.

$35.00

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About The Wine

As the demand for fruit in Tasmania increases, so too are the prices. The top value Pinot Noirs are becoming rare as hens' teeth, but here's one that you can fill your boots with if you want a stylish Tassie Pinot that won't bust the bank.

This is fruit from the Coal River and Derwent Valleys fermented in small batches in a bunch of different ways. Some whole bunch, some whole berry, lots of experimenting from winemaker Jonathan Hughes to see what works, then finally a blend of the best parts.

It's a great drink and remarkable value. There just aren't many Pinots at this price from the Apple Isle that will deliver the interest and satisfaction of the Hughes & Hughes.

The perfect mid-week Tasmanian Pinot Noir.

About Mewstone

Mewstone Wines is a joint venture between Jonny and Matt Hughes, two Tasmanian born wine-heads, and their respective wives Margie and Cathie.

The two families have invested in a small plot of land on the banks of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel in the charmingly named locality of Flowerpot, on the south-eastern tip of Tasmania. Matt works the grapes, Jonny makes the wines, taking what he learnt from seven years as assistant winemaker at Moorilla and re-imagining it for his own label.

The Hughes & Hughes wines offer some of the best value to be found in Tasmania at the moment, and the Mewstone premium range focuses on exception single-vineyard wines made in a style that Jonny wants to drink. 

James Halliday called them, "an utterly exceptional wine producer". Keep an eye on this ambitious pair as their star continues to rise.

The Mewstone vineyard on the banks of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel
The Mewstone vineyard on the banks of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel
Huon Valley, TAS
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From The Producer

Fruit from vineyards in the Coal River and Derwent Valleys. Predominantly whole berry, 15% whole bunch including a carbonic component, natural yeast, held on skins for 16-21 days. Pressed directly to and matured in oak. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.80%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Jonny in the vineyard
Jonny in the vineyard
Huon Valley, TAS
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DDS review

"A rich style with generous blue fruits adding to cruchy red foundations. Soft tannins support full flavours and ripe acidity." - Mewstone Wines

91Points
The Wine Front

"Peppery, herbal notes, sour cherry and light sarsaparilla all dusted with white pepper. Juicy and crisp in the palate, more of the sour cherry, some kirsch, lots more spice to taste and a strong smoky finish, slightly acrid. Good length, easy drinking." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Awesome wine

A cracking Tassie pinot!

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