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2017 Hughes & Hughes Pinot Noir

Huon Valley, TAS

Easy-to-love Pinot Noir from Tassie's Hughes brothers. Sensational value.

$32.00

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About
We’re in beautiful pinot noir drinking territory here.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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 across the island 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. With 93 points from Campbell Mattinson, there just aren't many Pinots at this price from the Apple Isle that will deliver the interest and satisfaction of the Hughes & Hughes.

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

93Points
The Wine Front

"These Hughes & Hughes wines are always super interesting. Here’s another. It’s fresh, it’s spicy, it leaps from the glass, it has depth. Cherry bubble gum, darker fruit notes, chicory spice, woodsmoke and an array of soils and herbs. Twiggy but in a fruit-filled, lively context. Creamy/musky oak makes a play but not a concerted one. We’re in beautiful pinot noir drinking territory here." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

94Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"From the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and the Coal River, Derwent and Huon Valleys, each batch individually fermented and held on skins for 18-22 days, a 9% whole bunch carbonic ferment blended in, matured in oak for 4 months, like its siblings, not fined. Light, bright clear crimson; the most attractive, fresh, relatively light-bodied pinot, left to express itself without forcing, purity its essence. The palate is filled with red and purple fruits, and given texture by superfine, savoury tannins." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Fruit was sourced from the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and the Coal River, Derwent and Huon Valleys. Each batch was individually fermented with R71 yeast. Each batch was held on skins for 18-22 days before being pressed to oak. In total it has 9% whole bunch, mainly from a small carbonic ferment designed to be blended in. It was matured for four months on lees while undergoing MLF and bottled on the 13th September.

The finished wine has a beautiful ruby hue. There’s bright red fruits and earthy undertones. The tannins are fine and highlight the earth and spice balanced by length and intensity and makes a very versatile wine. Only 6540 bottles were produced without fining.

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

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