About The Wine
The Hughes lads from Mewstone Wines are always looking to push boundaries and experiment in the winery.
This wine is a great example of their creativity. Winemaker Jonny Hughes took a couple of tonnes of Sauvignon Blanc from a single vineyard in the Coal River Valley, fermented 60% in barrel then left the remainder on skins for two weeks before pressing.
It's an investigation into the textural possibilities of Sauvignon Blanc.
It's a big, bold, delicious glass of wine and an interesting look at Sauvignon from a cool climate.
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 exceptional 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.