Hughes and Hughes Pinot Gris 2022 – Skin Contact -
Extended skin contact means the wine has a distinctive copper bronze colour, almost like a Rose but also very different. It is an amazing glass of wine and will bring a sense of joy and fun when you drink it
Fruit for the Hughes and Hughes Pinot Gris 2022 was sourced from an organic grower in the Huon Valley. It is 100% skin fermented with natural yeast. It was held on skins for 3 weeks before being pressed to oak. It was matured for two months on lees while undergoing MLF. It was bottled on the 21st July.
The Hughes and Hughes Pinot Gris 2022 has a beautiful copper gold hue. There’s orange zest, pear and spice jumping out of the glass. The tannins are fine and highlight the earth and spice. It has great length and intensity and makes a very versatile wine. Certainly not your standard modern-day Australian pinot gris, but a delicious with food or as an aperitif.
Hughes and Hughes is a story of two brothers who both have Economics degrees. One took the more traditional path working for Macquarie Bank, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley. The other brother decided a life in wine was more interesting, if less financially secure. He worked a string of vintages in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere working for a number of high profile wineries, including Felton Road in Central Otago. Fast forward 15 years and the brothers have now joined forces, planting a vineyard in their home state of Tasmania and their success and their wines are spectacular.
These are wines of character and place and a great example of the modern Australian wine industry, which strangely is looking back to the past. The use of traditional grape varieties, made in a traditional way, but not trying to produce a wine style to suit any critic or super market chain, but rather wines the winemakers want to drink.