About The Pack
Here's a tasting pack of the fantastic white wines coming from Jonny and Matt Hughes at Mewstone wines in the Huon Valley of Tasmania.
In this pack you'll sample their delicious 95 point Riesling and two Chardonnays: the excellent value Hughes & Hughes and their top Chardonnay in the Mewstone range from the 2016 vintage.
These are textural and powerful wines with some x-factor.
This is great value and an easy way to get to know this rising star producer.
2017 Hughes & Hughes Chardonnay
It's near on impossible to find a class act Chardonnay from Tasmania under $50, such is the demand for fruit on the Apple Isle.
Brothers Jonny and Matt Hughes have pulled a bit of a rabbit out of the hat with this one.
This is fruit from the Derwent and Huon Valleys, fermented all in barrel with some malo and lees stiring. Remarkable that they can turn out a wine this good at the price, the Hughes lads are certainly ones to watch.
James Halliday awarded this 95 points, further acknowledgement at the quality of this release. Just about as good as you will see for Tasmanian Chardonnay at this price.
Bargain.Read more about 2017 Hughes & Hughes Chardonnay
2016 Mewstone Chardonnay
Their Mewstone wines come from their small plot in the South of the island, a former cherry orchard planted to Pinot Noir and a smattering of Chardonnay, Sauvignon, and Riesling.
The 2016 release of Chardonnay is a ripper. Full flavoured with an intense drive through the mouth, this is a Chardonnay that really packs a punch. It has presence and panache, and as was noted by Campbell Mattinson in his 94 point review, "a certain ring of confidence".
The quality of Tasmanian wine seems on an unstoppable upward trajectory. It's wines like this that make this one of the most exciting wine regions in the country.
Less than 100 dozen made.Read more about 2016 Mewstone Chardonnay
2017 Hughes & Hughes Barrel Ferment Riesling
Winemaker Jonny Hughes has a great way with Riesling.
For the Hughes & Hughes Riesling, a small portion was fermented in barrel and the juice was left on lees for two months before going to bottle.
There's a smidgen of residual sugar here to retain balance and add body, the finishes a blistering laser beam of purity and refreshment.
This is a great drink and top value in the context of Tasmanian wine.Read more about 2017 Hughes & Hughes Barrel Ferment Riesling