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 a limited amount 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.