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BEST NEW WINERY OF THE YEAR: MEWSTONE WINES - James Halliday’s Wine Companion, August 2018.

TROPHY, BEST NEW ACT: JONATHAN HUGHES, MEWSTONE WINES - Young Gun of Wine, June 2018.

Brothers Matthew and Jonathan Hughes established Mewstone Vineyard in 2011 on the banks of Tasmania’s D’Entrecasteaux Channel. The small, boutique vineyard is a former cherry orchard. With some new plantings this year the vineyard will expand to an ultimate size of just 3.5 hectares. The original plantings consist mostly of Pinot Noir, with small amounts of Chardonnay, Syrah, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.

Jonathan studied winemaking at Lincoln University in New Zealand before gaining experience in Langhorne Creek, Central Otago, the Mornington Peninsula, Barolo, the Hunter Valley and the Okanagan Valley!

Back in Tasmania, he was the Assistant Winemaker at Moorilla for seven years, before moving on to a similar role at Pooley Wines in 2016. The Mewstone and Hughes & Hughes wines are currently made at Pooley.

Whilst the Mewstone wines are strictly produced from the Flowerpot vineyard, the Hughes & Hughes range brings together fruit from around Tasmania. The aim is to produce wines that are high on both natural acidity and drinkability.

In addition, from time to time individual small batches are released that are the result of investigations into the use of skins, stalks, solids and other fermentation variables. All Hughes & Hughes wines are bottled unfined and with low sulphur.

The vineyard is hand pruned and the fruit hand picked. The extra effort put into ensuring a vibrant ecosystem below the ground translates into quality fruit on the vines above.... and a delicious range of Tasmanian wines!

Website: www.mewstonewines.com.au
Location: 11 Flowerpot Jetty Road, Flowerpot TAS 7163
Winemaker:
Jonathan Hughes

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  • Hughes and Hughes Rose 2018

    Hughes and Hughes Rose 2018

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    Incredibly vibrant nose of red fruits and plum. The palate, builds in the mouth, with a lovely creamy texture. Red fruits and a twist of spice on the finish. Complex and delicious. 90% Merlot and 10% Pinot Noir from the Coal River Valley, the Merlot given 4 hours of skin contact, while the Pinot was […]

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  • Hughes and Hughes Riesling 2018

    Hughes and Hughes Riesling 2018

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    Lovely and fresh and with more body than I was expecting. Citrus and stone fruits mainly. Beautiful texture, with just a touch of residual sugar. The tension between dryness and sweetness is judged perfectly. 100% Riesling from the Coal River Valley and the Derwent Valley, given 16 hours and 4 hours skin contact respectively. Fermented […]

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  • Hughes and Hughes Pinot Gris 2018

    Hughes and Hughes Pinot Gris 2018

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    A hint of copper in the colour. Gorgeous palate of pear, baked apple and spices. Lovely texture and weight. Good mouthfeel too. A true Pinot Gris. 100% Pinot Gris from Cooinda Vale in the Coal River Valley, given 24 hours of skin contact, extracting just a hint of colour and fermented in stainless steel. Matured […]

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  • Hughes and Hughes Sauvignon Blanc 2017

    Hughes and Hughes Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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    $27.00 per single bottle

    Good acidity and mouthfeel, with lots of zest. Cut grass, greengages and passionfruit. It’s a classical cool climate Sauvignon Blanc. Made with fruit sourced from the East Coast, the Coal River Valley and the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. The blend is made up of 90% tank fermented SVG yeast and 10% barrel fermented natural yeast. Only 4848 bottles […]

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  • Hughes and Hughes Chardonnay 2017

    Hughes and Hughes Chardonnay 2017

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    Burgundy in style. Full bodied with figs, cashew, kiwifruit and honeydew. Savoury. Lovely smoky, spicy oak. WWC, January 2019 Made with fruit sourced from the Derwent and Huon Valleys. Barrel fermented in new and seasoned oak with Pinot Alba yeast. It was matured for four months on lees while undergoing malolactic ferment. The finished wine […]

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  • Hughes and Hughes Pinot Noir 2017

    Hughes and Hughes Pinot Noir 2017

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    $32.00 per single bottle

    This wine is a beautiful ruby colour with bright red fruits and earthy undertones. The tannins are fine and highlight the earth and spice, balanced by length and intensity that makes a very versatile wine. Only 6540 bottles produced, without fining. Made with fruit sourced from the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and the Coal River, Derwent and […]

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  • Hughes and Hughes Barrel Ferment Riesling 2017

    Hughes and Hughes Barrel Ferment Riesling 2017

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    Made from fruit sourced from the Coal River Valley. This wine is 100% barrel fermented with natural yeast, then held on lees for two months post ferment to add weight and texture. The finished wine has ripe acidity and is balanced by 5 grams of residual sugar. Lime, mandarin, orange blossom and white florals in […]

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  • Hughes and Hughes Chardonnay 2018

    Hughes and Hughes Chardonnay 2018

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    $33.00 per single bottle

    Something special. The 2018 from Hughes and Hughes is full bodied, Tasmanian Chardonnay. A nose of orange and stone fruits follows through onto the palate. Balanced, textural, with a touch of vanilla. Lovely smoky, spicy oak. Made with fruit sourced from a single vineyard in the Derwent Valley. Whole bunch pressed to oak (20% new). […]

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  • Hughes and Hughes Pinot Noir 2018

    Hughes and Hughes Pinot Noir 2018

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    The 2018 Pinot Noir is again a beautiful ruby colour with bright red fruits and earthy undertones. The tannins are fine and highlight the earth and spice, balanced by length and intensity. A very versatile wine. Brings together fruit from vineyards in the Derwent and Coal River Valleys. Predominantly whole berry, 10% whole bunch. Pressed […]

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  • Hughes and Hughes Pinot Noir 15% Whole Bunch 2017

    Hughes and Hughes Pinot Noir 15% Whole Bunch 2017

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    $41.00 per single bottle

    Beguiling tannins, earthy aromatics and natural acidity. There’s some reductive notes but they’re balanced by cherry fruits, red berries and stalky hints. Only 1188 bottles produced, without fining. Made with fruit sourced from the Derwent Valley and fermented in four puncheons, two open and two closed, with natural yeast. The closed puncheons were not plunged, […]

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  • Hughes and Hughes Pinot Noir 15% Whole Bunch 2018

    Hughes and Hughes Pinot Noir 15% Whole Bunch 2018

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    There’s some reductive notes to the 2018 but they’re balanced by cherry fruits, cranberries and stalky hints. Great balance of tartness and sweet fruit. Utterly mouth-watering. Only 1848 bottles produced, without fining or filtration. Made with fruit sourced from a single Derwent Valley vineyard. Naturally fermented with 15% whole bunches in barrels. No plunging or […]

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  • Mewstone Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    Mewstone Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    $47.00 per single bottle

    Mewstone is on a mission to remind everyone that Sauvignon Blanc deserves its status as a noble variety. Whole bunch pressed to oak, 50% new, and naturally fermented. Matured on lees for six months prior to bottling at the end of spring. Only 564 bottles produced.

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  • Mewstone Chardonnay 2016

    Mewstone Chardonnay 2016

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    $56.00 per single bottle

    With ripe flavours and ripping acidity this is a rich yet elegant style. Whole bunch pressing directly to barrel for wild ferment provides complexity. Malolactic ferment then naturally enriches the wine. Only 1158 bottles produced.

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