2020 Hughes & Hughes Sauvignon Blanc

A great example of how Sauvignon Blanc can be elevated through clever winemaking, without losing any of its naturally vibrant fruit. Deliciously complex.

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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 two vineyards in the Coal River Valley, fermented on skins for 12 hours, then pressed off with 10% sent to barrel to ferment wild in wood..

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.

Fruit from two vineyards in the Coal River Valley (Clarence House and Nocton), picked at 12.5 baume, skin soaked for 12 hours, 90% naturally fermented in tank and 10% naturally fermented in oak before being matured on lees. Bottled unfined and filtered.

92 Points - "Excellent intensity, follow-through, flavour and interest. this is not your average sauvignon blanc. Shells, saline, passionfruit and lemongrass flavours move into musk and gravel. It’s complex. It asks something of you, in a good way." - Curly Haslam-Coates (The Wine Front)

Customer Reviews

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 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.

Jonny and Matt Hughes - Mewstone Vineyard, TAS Mewstone

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