Super drinking. It lures you in and then keeps you entertained.
About The Wine
Winemaker Jonny Hughes has a great way with Riesling.
For the Hughes & Hughes Riesling, a small portion was fermented in barrel and the juice was left on lees for two months before going to bottle.
There's a smidgen of residual sugar here to retain balance and add body, the finish is a blistering laser beam of purity and refreshment.
This is a great drink and top value in the context of Tasmanian wine.
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.