2020 Dr. Edge North Riesling

Highly Rated
The Tamar Valley is home to Dr Edge's most northern expression of the variety in his very limited range of Riesling. Exquisite, complex and brilliant.

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Peter Dredge, maestro of music and mainlining Tassie Riesling, is confusing everyone again with his brilliant range of wines and labels.

He's got three new Tasmanian Rieslings - the South, the East, and this wonderful 'North' wine that comes from an established single vineyard in the Tamar Valley. As for all three Rieslings, it involves whole bunch pressing to old oak casks for nine months.

Seamless, and seemingly effortless, gently fragrant, bursting with energy. Citrus, of course, very tangy yet smoothed out by honey and spice. Then there's the penetrating finish that goes on and on.

Dr Edge - the King in the North.

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.

95 Points - "Tamar Valley. 9 months on lees. Gestational.Fragrant, floral, ironbark honey (or bees that do gum blossom kind of thing), preserved lemon, grapefruit. It's fleshy, savoury, and fills the mouth, a chalky texture of thickness and weight, tangy with citrus zest and lemon Eno sort of flavour, and a thumping finish of density and length. Terrific. Distinctive. Unreal.

94 Points - "Some extra depth to the colour indicates barrel involvement and the bouquet backs this up with a pronounced nutty, spicy note while the palate is very intense and driving with bright acidity and a mouth-watering dry finish that rolls on and on. There is extra weight, richness and concentration thanks to winemaking inputs. This would handsomely reward a little ageing." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

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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