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Mewstone “Hope” Pinot Noir

Mewstone “Hope” Pinot Noir

 

 

 

 

 

 

Named after our grandmother Hope Hughes, this wine exemplifies the best of Mewstone in 2018. Hope was a strong, dynamic matriarch who was a pillar of our family and her local community. In 2018 we thought our tiny parcel of Pinot noir vines in the Wing Block looked very special. We trialled a 100% whole bunch fermentation and just managed to fill a 110L barrel. After seven months we blended that barrel with a portion of a new barrel from our top block to form the 2018 “Hope” Pinot noir. We aged this for a further three months in a one year old barrel before it was ready to bottle.

Blue fruits and earthy aromas are complemented by subtle reductive notes. Great tannin structure is at the heart of this wine with its intensity, complexity and structure ensuring it will continue to develop with time.

Details
Picked: March 23
Baume: 12.6
Blocks: Wing 50%, Top 50%
Whole Bunch: 70%
Elevage: 10 months
Cooperage: Boutes (50% new)
Bottled: February 21
Production:   216 bottles
RRP:              $125

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