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2021 Hughes & Hughes Pinot Noir

Coal River, Tamar & Derwent Valleys, TAS

An early-drinking, lively Pinot Noir from the talented Hughes brothers in Flowerpot, TAS.

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$35.00

Rated 4.6 out of 5
Based on 8 reviews
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This is a beautiful wine to drink... Everything is harmonious here.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

As the demand for fruit in Tasmania increases, so too are the prices. The top value Pinot Noirs are becoming rare as hens' teeth, but here's one that you can fill your boots with if you want a stylish Tassie Pinot that won't bust the bank.

This is fruit from the Coal River, Derwent and Tamar Valleys fermented in small batches in a bunch of different ways. Some whole bunch, some whole berry, lots of experimenting from winemaker Jonathan Hughes to see what works, then finally a blend of the best parts.

It's a great drink and remarkable value. There just aren't many Pinots at this price from the Apple Isle that will deliver the interest and satisfaction of the Hughes & Hughes.

The perfect mid-week Tasmanian Pinot Noir.

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 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
Jonny and Matt Hughes
Mewstone Vineyard, TAS
Additional Info

From The Producer

Fruit from vineyards in the Coal River, Derwent and Tamar Valley’s, the North West and the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. Predominantly whole berry, 8% whole bunch, natural yeast, held on skins for 16-21 days. Pressed directly to and matured in oak (6% new). Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.2%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Jonny in the vineyard
Jonny in the vineyard
Flowerpot, TAS
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93Points
The Wine Front

"So authentically pinot. This is a beautiful wine to drink. Crushed red roses, undergrowth, sweet-sour cherry, clove and concentrated strawberry flavours have this wine singing. Fine grained, slightly smoky tannin slips both easily and convincingly through the finish. Everything is harmonious here." - Campbell Mattinson)

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Delishhhh!!

Such a favourite of mine, so full of flavour, smooth yet light. Ordered a few times and will get on repeat!

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Delicious

Really enjoy this Pinot

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Great Tassie Pinot

Good example of Tassie pinot

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DELICIOUS

One of the best pinots I have had in a long time! Incredible.

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One you want more of

Easy to believe best pinots are from Tassie after drinking this one. Sense of sadness as the bottle emptied, but at this price opening another was easy 😉.

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