Hughes and Hughes - 2020 Soiree Pet Nat
Mewstone Wines is a joint venture between Jonny and Matt Hughes, two Tasmanian born wine-heads, and their respective wives Margie and Cathie. It's hard to get your hands on great Tassie wines and Mewstone's more so, so this Hughe's and Hughe's side project is a perfect way to get your Tassie fix without blowing out the bank. They tend to be a little more experimental, but refined in their own way.
Fruit from White Rock vineyard in the North West, picked between 11 and 11.5 baume. A pétillant naturel made from Riesling (75%), Chardonnay (20%) and Dornfelder (5%). Bottled during primary ferment to capture the bubbles. Bottled unfined, unfiltered with no added sulphur.
Bright! Meadowsweet, white peach, apricot kernel. Light, textural bubble that really allows you to enjoy its complexity as a sparkling, as well as a still drop. Crisp like crackin' open a can of Solo.
Variety Riesling, Chardonnay, Dornfelder || Region White Rock, Tasmania || ABV 12.5% || Vol 750ml