About The Wine
This is a great example of the ingenuity and creativity taking place behind the scenes at Mewstone wines.
Here's Pinot Noir fermented in two batches. The first was co-fermented with 8% Pinot Gris, the second was fermented with 10% Chardonnay. The two batches were then combined and sent to barrel.
This is an experimental wine that turned out very, very well. A lovely combination of complexity and easy drinking appeal, James Halliday rated it 96 points.
There's not many producers really pushing the boundaries or experimenting with Pinot Noir in this way. It's great to see the Hughes brothers taking the mantle.
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.