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2021 Hughes & Hughes Solstice

Tasmania

Preservative-free red blend by Jonny Hughes. A clean, crunchy natural wine from a rising star of Tasmanian wine.

$30.00

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Categories: Natural & Lo-Fi Wines
About

About The Wine

Winemaker Jonny Hughes is really spreading his wings.

This is about as experimental a red as you will find in Tasmania at the moment. The Solstice is a unique blend of Dornfelder, Merlot, Baco Noir and Chardonnay. Dornfelder is an unusual German variety scarcely seen in Australia. It was created essentially in a lab in 1955 as a variety to add insane levels of colour and tannin to a red wine. This forms the base of the blend.

It's a strange and interesting thing to drink, and it's also made without any preservatives.

A sulphur-free, freaky blend from one of Tasmania's most interesting producers. Check it out if you're feeling like something a little different.

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
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From The Producer

Fruit from the North West, Coal River and Huon Valleys. A novello red made from Dornfelder (50%), Merlot (25%), Baco Noir (17%), and Chardonnay (8%). We started with Merlot, added the Gamay, then Baco Noir that was started carbonically and finally Dornfelder. Pressed to tank to complete malolactic ferment. Bottled unfined, unfiltered with no added sulphur.

Blend : Dornfelder (50%), Merlot (25%), Baco Noir (17%), Chardonnay (8%)
ABV : 12.4%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Jonny in the vineyard
Jonny in the vineyard
Huon Valley, Tasmania
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    Cracking red white blend , amazing energy ... tannins to finish ,.. wild and exciting.... I want to know everything about these guys .. spectacular!!!!

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