2021 Hughes & Hughes Lees Aged Chardonnay

A textural Chardonnay from Tasmania. Stellar stuff for the rich Chardonnay enthusiast.
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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.

Fruit from a single vineyard in the Coal River Valley, Clarence House. Harvested on April 2nd at 12.7 baume. Whole bunch pressed directly to barrel where it was naturally fermented and matured (30% new oak). It underwent partial malolactic fermentation while lees ageing for ten months. Bottled unfined and filtered.

Region: Coal River Valley, TAS
Blend: Chardonnay (100%)
ABV: 13.70%
Closure: 750ml
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    Modern style with a tiny bit of oak. Not my type of chardonay.

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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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