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2018 Meadowbank Pinot Noir

Derwent Valley, TAS

Single site expression of Pinot Noir from one of the country's best makers of the variety.

$55.00

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About The Wine

There's an exciting new development for this great site, talented and accomplished winemaker Peter Dredge now bringing the wines from these vines back into the public space.

Dredge has a deft touch with Pinot Noir, combining elements of reductive funk and earth with dazzlingly bright and pure fruit character. This is a smashing Pinot Noir. One to keep a close eye on as Dredge continues to get to know the site.

Highly recommended for fans of premium Tasmanian Pinot Noir.

About Meadowbank

Meadowbank is one of the oldest vineyards in Tasmania with the Ellis family having farmed this site since 1976.

This is one of the most important sites on the Apple Isle.

After taking a brief hiatus from producing their own wines, Meadowbank now has the formidable talents of winemaker Peter Dredge at their disposal.

With Dredge in the winemaking hot seat, Meadowbank is set to be one of the benchmark producers in Tasmania for many years to come.

Winemaker Peter Dredge
Winemaker Peter Dredge
Derwent Valley, TAS
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From The Producer

3 picks from the 1987 planted Pinot Noir Block over the course of two weeks. 1st pick for freshness, second and third for body and whole cluster inclusion.The third pick is fermented with 50% Whole Bunches. Natural yeast, 12-14 days on skins, delestage early, pigeage late then pressed off whilst still fermenting to French Oak barriques, ~ 10% new only.

Natural MLF, matured on lees for 9 months, racked and bottled with no fining and minimal sulphur.

Medium red/purple colour with a clean, fragrant, whole bunch spiced strawberry aromas so typical of the vineyard. The fruit character follows through here on the palate with stern tannin heightened by bright, natural acid.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Meadowbank Vineyard
Meadowbank Vineyard
Derwent Valley, TAS
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96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Vines planted '87, 9 months in oak. Fragrant red fruits/flowers, the silky yet focused palate capturing all the primary fruit flavours that will burst into flower 3-5 years down the track. Unimpeachable balance and length." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

93Points
The Wine Front

"Brisk style, red fruits, firm acidity, aniseed and green herbs, oak in background adding a layer of sweet spice. Sour cherry and barely ripe strawberry, lick of powdery tannin, crisp and bright finish, sap and herbs, but with subdued sweetness of cranberry and redcurrant. It’s typical of the vintage, but has a translucency and energy to carry it." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Utterly delicious

Mouthfilling fruit and enough tannins to give it great character. RRP is $55 but I bought it from DD on sale - so thrilled with the purchase.

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