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2017 Hughes & Hughes Chardonnay

Huon Valley, TAS

Tassie Chardy lovers, look no further - this is a steal!

$32.00

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About
I just want this to taste like proper Chardonnay.

Jonny Hughes, Winemaker

About The Wine

It's near on impossible to find a class act Chardonnay from Tasmania under $50, such is the demand for fruit on the Apple Isle.

Brothers Jonny and Matt Hughes have pulled a bit of a rabbit out of the hat with this one.

This is fruit from the Derwent and Huon Valleys, fermented all in barrel with some malo and lees stiring. Remarkable that they can turn out a wine this good at the price, the Hughes lads are certainly ones to watch.

James Halliday awarded this 95 points, further acknowledgement at the quality of this release. Just about as good as you will see for Tasmanian Chardonnay at this price.

Bargain.

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
Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"From the Derwent and Huon Valleys, it is 100% barrel fermented in new and used oak, matured for 4 months on lees. The aromas and flavours are in the grapefruit/citrus corner of the ring, minerally in tandem." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Fruit was sourced from the Derwent and Huon Valleys. It is 100% barrel fermented in new and seasoned oak with Pinot Alba yeast. It was matured for four months on lees while undergoing MLF and bottled on the 12th September.

The finished wine has ripe acidity and is balanced by subtle oak and lees texture. There’s grapefruit and funk, lemon and cedar. Don’t be fooled by the MLF, acid is at the centre of this wine, bound by earthy aromas and mouth filling textures. A limited volume of only 2496 bottles were produced without fining.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 208 dozen

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