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2020 Dr. Edge Tasmania South Chardonnay

Derwent Valley, TAS

Crunching Tasmanian Chardonnay from Peter Dredge, his sole Chardonnay release from the 2020 vintage.

$55.00

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About The Wine

Less is more, more or less. This is Dr Edge's sole Chardonnay release from the troublesome 2020 vintage; there will be no North/West/ East releases.

The good news is it's a brilliant wine full of bite and high-wire tension, exemplifying everything that is great about Chardonnay grown in a truly cool climate. It's focused, powerful, and finely tuned, with guava, pineapple and lime flavours hanging on to the wire for dear life.

Complexity will undoubtedly come with a few years in bottle, so try to keep a few bottles for later.

About 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 Petaluma, he has revitalised the Meadowbank label and returned it to its place as one of the must-watch vineyards in Tasmania.

A nominee for the Young Gun of Wine Awards in 2017 for his work at Meadowbank, Dr. Edge is his passion project, a place where he can feel free to take risks and make Pinot Noir that truly excites him.

Winemaker Peter Dredge
Winemaker Peter Dredge
Derwent Valley, TAS
Additional Info

From The Producer

Dr Edge Tasmania 'South' Chardonnay is comprised of Single Vineyard Derwent Valley fruit. Pressed to old oak casks, the juice is fermented naturally, matured for 9 months on lees with some casks containing small amounts of whole clusters. Bottled without fining.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Drink Until : 2028

Dr. Edge inspecting grapes
Dr. Edge inspecting grapes
Derwent Valley, TAS
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"I tried this over the course of two full days, spanning Tuesday-to-Thursday, which is unusual for me and chardonnay, but life is just a bit tricky at present. By accident though it was a good process to go through. My initial impression of this wine was that it’s unbelievably piercing in style, by way of its acidity yes but more so thanks to its intense green/ripe pineapple flavours, matched to citrus and pear, matched to green apple, peach and florals. There’s spiciness in play too, which may but may not be oak related, along with flint notes but it’s hard to take your eyes off that river of pineapple, so to speak. I think absolutely that this is a fine, high quality wine but it’s also bleedingly obvious that it needs some alone time." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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Brilliant Tassie Chardonnay

Lovely Chardonnay from Tasmania. Very dry but with prominent fruit. Just a touch of oak makes this a special occasion summer drink

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The best Tassie Chardonnay I've had in a while, great balance between acid and oak. Not cheap, but can't fault the quality

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