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2020 Hughes & Hughes Pinot Gris

Coal River & Derwent Valleys, TAS

Tasmanian Pinot Gris with a little skin contact and a little barrel time. Textural but refreshing.

$30.00

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About

About The Wine

Gee Pinot Gris is a whole lot more interesting in Australia these days.

Jonny Hughes pulls out all the tricks on his version of the variety. Some of the fruit is fermented on skins, some is fermented in barrel, some just sent to tank. Finally, after the ferments are complete, the whole lot hangs out on lees before being bottled.

What you get is a lush, textural style of Pinot Gris with a very slight blush to the colour.

It's great drinking. A divergent style to the sterile, simple, Pinot Gris that litter the fridges of large chain bottle shops. This is a small batch, hand crafted Pinot Gris that is super easy to drink.

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

Fruit from vineyards in the North West and Tamar and Derwent Valleys, picked between 11.5 and 12.5 baume. Parcels were fermented on skins (25%), in seasoned barrels (25%) and in tank (50%) before being blended and matured in tank on lees. Bottled unfined and filtered.

Blend : Pinot Gris (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Loaded with typical spiced pear aromatics and presenting a pink tinge. The texture is at the heart of this wine, with pure fruit and ripe acidity rounding it out." - Mewstone Wines

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