2020 Dr. Edge East Riesling

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Dr Edge's taut and teasing Riesling from the East Coast of Tasmania.

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Peter Dredge, maestro of music and mainlining Tassie Riesling.

From the 2020 vintage he's got Riesling expressions from North, South and East - the East is the most pure and exhilarating of the trio with great acid life shining through, despite the long natural ferments and nine months in oak.

A tight, taut and savoury wine that carries a necessary amount of residual sugar to make life interesting. A beauty.

North, East, South Tasmania Vineyard comparisons are BACK! - in its last iteration, the old classic - Riesling.

Whole clusters are pressed to old oak casks for natural fermentation then left untouched for 9 months. 20% of the casks contained some unpressed whole fruit clusters for the 9 months for added texture.

Exactly like the 2019 North East South Chardonnays in style and production technique but with a little residual sugar. Tasmanian Rieslings are sharp and need the relief. They also need time, hence 9 months on lees and 9 months in bottle before release with almost unlimited ageing potential. Available now and as always, very limited.

94 Points - "East Coast - Single Vineyard. 9 months on lees. This is the most 'classic' of the 2020 Riesling wines. I believe this is Dredgey's fave of the 2020 wines. Well, he'd know. I'm happy to be taught about these taut wines. Kaffir lime and citrus blossom, saline, green apple and lime. It's tight, and juicy in lemon/lime flavour, with a fine powdery and chalky texture, but pure with it, a fine crunch and grip, classic styling with additional umami character, and a 'mineral' finish of good length. A bit of a dark horse. It should age beautifully." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

96 Points - "<span class="cs-reviewBody">The bouquet is more reserved, with suggestions of vanilla and white chocolate, while the floral and citrus nuances are subdued. There's a touch of almond meal as well. The palate is powerful, penetrating and vibrant, with rapier-like acidity and lots of drive. The aftertaste is cleansing and long, the overall impression appetising and calling out for food. A cracking wine with real finesse." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)</span>

94 Points - "This is riesling with real purpose and power. Striking lime, green-apple and sliced young-pear aromas with gentle florals, too. These lead to a palate that holds a long, taut line of tangy lime and apple flavours. Drives long and finishes mouthwatering. " - JamesSuckling.com

Dr. Edge

Peter Dredge is Dr. Edge. He is one of the most intuitive and talented winemakers on the Apple Isle.

With a wealth of experience garnered at wineries such as Bay of Fires, he has revitalised the Meadowbank label and returned it to its place as one of the must-watch vineyards in Tasmania.

Dr. Edge is his passion project where he can take risks and make Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Riesling that truly excites him. His creativity can fly under the Dr. Edge banner and wines that walk a fine line of tension, funk and freshness invariably arise.

Only small batches of wine is produced, all made by hand, and typically they sell out in short order. Playful, pleasurable and remarkably thoughtful, the Dr. Edge creations are riveting things to drink and have rightfully earned cult status among collectors of Tasmania's finest.

Winemaker Peter Dredge - Derwent Valley, TAS Dr. Edge

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