2018 Hughes And Hughes Pinot Noir Tasmania

2018 Hughes And Hughes Pinot Noir Tasmania

74 in stock

$34.50 $27.95

74 in stock 1.33 kg . .

Description

2018 Pinot brings together fruit from vineyards in the Derwent and Coal River Valley, predominantly whole berry, 10% whole bunch, R71 (75%) and natural (25%) yeast, pressed to and matured in oak for 5 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered

Mewstone Vineyard

The Mewstone Vineyard lies on the banks of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel in the farmland of Flowerpot. The gently north facing slopes capture the cool southern sunshine to produce premium wine making grapes. The vineyard is protected from the harsh prevailing westerly winds by the hills that rise quickly from the water. The soils are predominantly duplex soils formed on Jurassic dolerite. This consists of loam textured topsoil over a sandy loam horizon on clay subsoil.
The vineyard is hand pruned and the fruit hand picked with the help of family and friends. We manage the vineyard from the ground up. The extra effort put into ensuring a vibrant ecosystem below the ground translates into quality fruit on the vines above. We are fortunate to have leading soil microbiologist, Letetia Ware, as a close neighbour. Letetia has guided our vineyard nutrition plan from the beginning. Through extensive use of mulches, composts and compost teas we have been able to continually improve our soils. Letetia tells us it’s all about the ‘microbes’. We think you can taste the difference.

The Grapevines

The first two hectares were planted with a focus primarily on Pinot Noir. The other varieties were Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah. The vines were planted to 1.8m wide rows with vine spacings of 1.2m, giving us 4630 vines per hectare. We have a canopy height of 1.1 meters to capture as much sunshine as possible.

Over the next two years 1.6 hectares will go in consisting of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling.

Pinot Noir

Originally 1.1 hectares was planted across two blocks. The Top and Bottom blocks have a section of clonal planting and a mixed planting. Pommard and Bernard 115 each account for 27%, Bernard  777 and MV6 for 18% and Bernard 114 for 10%.

The next phase of planting will cover almost one hectare.  We’ll plant seven unique parcels on the Water, Hill, Short and Winery blocks. Three parcels will be new Entav-Inra clones 667, 828 and 943 on rootstock. Another will be Abel clone on own roots for the first time.

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