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2017 Mewstone Syrah

Huon Valley, TAS

Simply beautiful cool climate Syrah from the talented Jonny Hughes. Extremely limited.

$70.00

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About
I just love Tassie Syrah...

Jonny Hughes, Winemaker

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.

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

"It’s overwhelmingly cool climate in style and, in that context, it’s done really well. One sip and I was settling in for the night. Nuts, twigs, woodsmoke, cranberry and splashes of red/black cherries. It’s a succulent syrah with a creaminess to its mouthfeel. It’s water-based in style, complex by nature, and tip top in quality. Drinking it is a great pleasure." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Harvested on the 15th May, the 2017 was an exercise in patience. It was natural fermented with 8% whole bunch in one of our trusty milk vats. Pressed after 21 days directly to oak, 40% new, and left to mature for 9 months before bottling in late summer. Only 606 bottles produced.

Blend : Shirz (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 50 dozen

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