Country, Region: Australia, Tasmania
From a single vineyard in the Coal River region (Clarence House). Whole bunch pressed direct to barrel where it was naturally fermented and matured with 20% new oak. It underwent 50% malolactic fermentation while ageing on lees for 210 months. Bottled unfined and filtered. The two clones balance each other well, I10V1 provides citrus and acid while the P58 provides riper fruits and richness. A rich mouthfeel with ripe acidity at the core.
'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.