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2017 Hughes & Hughes Co-Ferment Pinot Noir

Flowerpot, TAS

Complex yet totally approachable Pinot Noir from the Hughes clan. 96 points from James Halliday!

$40.00

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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.

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.

Brothers Jonny & Matt Hughes inspecting the goods
Brothers Jonny & Matt Hughes inspecting the goods
Flowerpot, TAS
Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"From the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. The colour has a little more purple than its 15% Whole Bunch sibling, probably ex the co-ferment components of the blend, one with 5% chardonnay, the other 4% pinot gris. It has a profoundly complex bouquet, with spices woven through dark cherry and plum fruit, the palate seamlessly incorporating the lead of the bouquet, but building and expanding the baroque splendour of a very, very good pinot noir." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Fruit was sourced from the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. Two batches were individually fermented with RC212 yeast, one with 8% pinot gris the other with 10% chardonnay. Each batch was held on skins for 21 days before being pressed to oak and matured for four months on lees while undergoing MLF. It was bottled on the 12th September.

The finished wine has its density, opened a little by the co-ferment. Not surprising as the fruit from the channel had typically small berries and low yields. Silky tannins, bright acidity and punchy red fruits. Only 1188 bottles were produced without fining.

Blend : Pinot Noir (91%), Pinot Gris (4%), Chardonnay (5%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2032
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 99 dozen

Jonny in the vineyard
Jonny in the vineyard
Flowerpot, TAS
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