Variety: Pinot Noir
Country, Region: Australia, Tasmania
Fruit from a single vineyard in the Tamar valley (undisclosed). Fermented with 25% whole bunches with the balance whole berry for 19 days. Pressed to and matured in oak for ten months (30% new). Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Bright and juicy with just like the Tamar should be. The whole bunch component lifts the structure to support the irrepressible fruit.
'The Hughes & Hughes range is one of the great examples of producers diversifying in the landscape of fine pinot noir and chardonnay (and sparkling wines) that Tasmania holds aloft. I like the cut of their jib.' Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, June 2019
All wines from Hughes & Hughes are from fruit purchased (mostly from southern Tasmania) and made by Jonny Hughes at his 'day job' at Pooley wines. Work has begun on the Mewstone cellar construction so soon the wines will be made at the Mewstone vineyard at Flowerpot. Varietal wines are made using seeded ferments and are fined and filtered whereas small batch wines are made with natural yeast ferments and are largely un-fined and unfiltered as is the practice for all Mewstone wines. These wines all show the lightness of touch and elegance and finesse that runs from the white wines into the Pinot Noirs as well. Never lacking for flavour or personality all wines show pristine fruit and share a unique vibrancy that comes from minimal intervention wine-making.