From the Hughes brothers at Mewstone Wines comes this novello harvest blend. The fruit comes from the White Rock vineyard in the north of Tasmania and is comprised of Dornfelder (50%), Pinot Noir (25%), Riesling (15%), and Chardonnay (10%). The grapes were co-fermented with one third whole bunch for the Dornfelder on top of whole berries.
Hughes & Hughes, Solstice, Tasmania, 2020
Perfumed, fruity and floral. Blackberries, cassis pastille and dark cherry fruits over rose petals, grilled peach and fresh turned dark earth. Concentrated and raw. The palate dry and tight, almost churlish with nervy, tense acidity and a lingering smoky coda through a briny, chalky texture. Perhaps
Rating: 18.25/20 (92/100)
Wine self purchased from Mewstone Wines