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2017 Mewstone Pinot Noir

Huon Valley, TAS

Jonny Hughes' top shelf Pinot from a fantastic vintage

$60.00

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About
2017 was just a great vintage, I think it will become one of the modern classic vintages for Tasmania.

Jonny Hughes, Winemaker

About The Wine

A gorgeous view from amongst the Pinot Noir vines on the Mewstone vineyard. The vineyard overlooks the D’Entrecasteux Channel in southern Tasmania, a north-facing slope with temperatures that are moderated by the proximity to the ocean.

It's a prime spot for Jonathan Hughes to craft high-quality Pinot Noir. His 2017 release is excellent. The fruit picked on the knife edge of ripeness but with crunchy acidity as a backbone. A Pinot of full body and flavour with polish and precision in spades. It's a stellar release.

A more balanced and refined rendition of Pinot from Jonny in 2017, as he said, "we ended up with lots of flavour at very low alcohols which is great."

Tassie Pinot fans should be lining up for this release, the wines from Mewstone are quickly becoming some of the most sought after in the Huon Valley.

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
Additional Info

From The Producer

The two blocks were picked individually on the 11th and 12th of April. Each block was then naturally fermented with 15% whole bunch in our old milk vats. These were pressed after 20 days on skins to oak, 40% new, and matured prior to bottling in late summer.

Only 1920 bottles produced.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 160 dozen

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

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"A dark and brooding style of Pinot Noir that reflects the cooler vintage. Blue fruits and earthy aromas are complemented by great tannin structure. A wine with poise, complexity and structure that will continue to develop with time." - Jonny Hughes, Winemaker

94Points
The Wine Front

"Complexity writ large but not in a try-hard way; the complexity here is inherent. It’s an undergrowth-y pinot, loamy almost, though juicy redcurrant and red cherry flavours, complete with foresty nuances, lend it ample lift and life. It both digs into the forest floor and soars through the leaves. Tannin is ultra fine, acidity is effortless, refreshing, and at one with the overall wine. It will no doubt age but it’s completely delicious to drink right now." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Delivery

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FaQs

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