Mewstone 2016 Pinot Noir

Mewstone 2016 Pinot Noir

Winery : Mewstone Wines

$56.00 - $325.00

Mewstone Wines is a venture between Jonny Hughes (ex Moorilla) and his brother Matt. The vineyard comprises 3ha at Flowerpot in Tasmania's D'Entrecasteaux Channel. It is named after the island of Mewstone, a small, rugged outcrop off Tasmania's south coast, not far from the Maatsuyker group. 

'The only trouble I have is the need to restrain the beast'. That's Jonny Hughes discussing the ease with which his site produces rich, concentrated pinot noir. The vineyard is naturally low-yielding at around 2.7t/ha, producing little bunches of tiny, super intense berries. Twenty percent whole bunch stops the wine being just a 'fruit bomb' and gives it perfume, depth of flavour and a backbone. Deep purple magenta in colour, lots of blue fruits with chocolate and coffee.

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