2019 Meadowbank Gamay

Derwent Valley, TAS

Peter Dredge's highly sought-after Tasmanian Gamay. This sells out in short order each year. As delicious as young Australian red wines get.




About The Wine

The Meadowbank Gamay comes off a small planting of 20+-year-old vines in the Derwent Valley. It was crafted by the talented hands of Peter Dredge.

The 2019 vintage looks in fine form. A deeper, darker version of Gamay than many from the mainland.

In a last-minute decision by the winemaker, there were no preservatives added to this wine, making it more open and enticing this close to bottling.

This was only made in painfully small amounts this vintage. It will only be available for a limited time. If you love Gamay, this is a must try.

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.

Additional Info

From The Producer

40% 1987 planted Gamay – Carbonic maceration 7 days. Destemmed and fermented 2 days on skins, pressed to old oak casks. 60% 2014 planted Gamay – Carbonic maceration 7 days. foot stomped and fermented 2 days on skins and stalks, pressed to old oak casks. Natural MLF, matured 4 months on lees, racked and bottled. Unfined, unfiltered, preservative free.

Bright and deep purple, lifted green spice and berry fruit aromas typical of Gamay. More savoury on the palate, pulled together by sour cherry acid and plumb skin like tannin for depth and length. Delicious.

Blend : Gamay (100%)
ABV : 12.0%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Meadowbank Vineyard
Meadowbank Vineyard
Derwent Valley, TAS
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Fleshy plum and black cherry cola notes, fresh earth, a fistful of freshly picked herbs and Asian spice. There's a wash of fruit, all of the berries and the moreish sweep of fine tannins that makes Gamay such a joy to drink. Personality plus. Cracking Gamay here from Mr. Dredge. - Different Drop Wine Team

Halliday Wine Companion

"Utterly exceptional. Crimson lit from within. The palate, too, is a breath of spring air in an orchard in full bloom. Mandatory immediate drinking." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)


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