What the Critics say
'Chardonnay from Tasmania’s Derwent and Huon valleys.
It went through full MLF but it’s racy with acidity, crunchy indeed, the fruit flavours themselves having taken on a creamy softness but the structure left intact. This is another glittering release under the Hughes & Hughes banner. Smoked bran, rosewater, lemon, fresh cedarwood and stronefruit; it’s exotic and subtle at once. This will improve with some bottle age. Drink: 2018-2024+' (Nov17)
Brothers Matthew and Jonathan Hughes established Mewstone Vineyard in 2011 on the banks of Tasmania’s D’Entrecasteaux Channel in the tiny hamlet of Flowerpot. The small, boutique vineyard is a former cherry orchard and with some new plantings this year will expand to an ultimate size of just 3.5 hectares. The original plantings consist mostly of Pinot Noir with small plantings of Chardonnay, Syrah, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.
Whilst the Mewstone wines are strictly produced from the Flowerpot vineyard, the Hughes & Hughes range of wines brings together fruit sourced from around Tasmania, with the aim of producing wines that are high on both natural acidity and drinkability.