I just love Tassie Syrah...
About The Wine
A ludicrously small parcel of fruit was available to make this cuvee but Jonny Hughes loves his Tassie syrah, so why not, hey?
This is a sublime, elegant and spice-riddled Syrah more akin to something from the cooler parts of the northern hemisphere than 'classic' Australian Shiraz.
It's finely structured, beautifully presented and extremely limited.
Only 606 bottles produced.
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.