Hughes and Hughes 2017 Co ferment Pinot Noir
Winery : Hughes and Hughes
96 POINTS : JAMES HALLIDAY
Such an interesting wine. Fruit sourced from the D’Entrecasteaux channel. Two batches were individually fermented with RC212 yeast, one with 8% Pinot gris the other with 10% Chardonnay. Each batch was held on skins for 21 days before being pressed to oak and matured for four months on lees while undergoing MLF.Only 1188 bottles were produced without fining.
Winemaker Notes:The fruit from the channel had typically small berries and low yields. Not surprising the finished wine has density that's opened a little by the co-ferment. Silky tannins, bright acidity and punchy red fruits. It’s 91% Pinot noir, 100% delicious.