What the Critics say
'Grapes from “the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and the Coal River, Derwent and Huon Valleys. Each batch was individually fermented with R71 yeast. Each batch was held on skins for 18-22 days before being pressed to oak. In total it has 9% whole bunch.”
These Hughes & Hughes wines are always super interesting. Here’s another. It’s fresh, it’s spicy, it leaps from the glass, it has depth. Cherry bubble gum, darker fruit notes, chicory spice, woodsmoke and an array of soils and herbs. Twiggy but in a fruit-filled, lively context. Creamy/musky oak makes a play but not a concerted one. We’re in beautiful pinot noir drinking territory here. Drink: 2017-2024' (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.