About The Wine
Another excellent offering from Hughes & Hughes here, and it's one for those who love a textural, complex and impeccably balanced Chardonnay.
They take fruit from a single vineyard in Coal River Valley, press it straight into barrel for partial malolactic fermentation, then keep it ageing on its lees for a whopping 10 months.
The finished product is rich and decadent - white peaches, lemon and honeysuckle, enveloped in gentle notes of richness from the extended lees ageing; emanating flaky, buttery pastry and a gorgeous creamy texture. The perfect thing to open up when you're feeling like something a little bit special.
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.