2019 Hughes & Hughes Pinot Gris

2019 Hughes & Hughes Pinot Gris

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93 Points - Mike Bennie - The Wine FrontThis sees about 20% skin fermentation, with barrels in the mix of vessels used. Clever winemaking and some mitigation of bushfire influence. Slick and slippery texture then finishes with a chalky pucker. Loaded with pear fruitiness, intense in a way, but holds freshness and lots of personality. Good length, drive. This is good vibes right here. If you like personality of the variety with textural interest, it’s a good deal.

Tech stuff

Pinot Gris
Mewstone Wines
Tasmania
2019
750ml
Cellar to 2025
Screw Cap

How's it taste?

Loaded with typical spiced pear aromatics and presenting a pink tinge. The texture is at the heart of this wine, with pure fruit and ripe acidity rounding it out.

How was it made?

This pinot gris is from the derwent and coal river valleys, combining natural ferments of skin, barrel and stainless before ageing on lees

Who made it?

Brothers Matthew and Jonathan Hughes have established Mewstone Vineyard on the banks of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel in the tiny hamlet of Flowerpot. They create expressive single site wines with a minimum of intervention in the winery. The vineyard is a former cherry orchard and with some new plantings this year will expand to a final size of 3.5 hectares. The original planting consists mostly of Pinot Noir with small plantings of Chardonnay, Syrah, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.

With Mewstone vineyard established, they added a second range. A venture that focuses more on the winemaking. Sourcing quality grapes from other local vineyards, the Hughes & Hughes range allows Jonathan to be more daring with his winemaking endeavours and bring together techniques that he has encountered from his world travels. Producing in small batches means he can put a whole lot of love into these unique creations.

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