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2020 Dr. Edge Tasmania Riesling

Tasmania

Tasmanian Riesling cut from a different cloth. Wild and scintillating, saline and oxidative. Natural Riesling goodness.

DD WINES OF THE YEAR

$40.00

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It won’t be for everyone, but I find it compelling, and different. A big yes.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The formidable powers of Riesling from all corners of Tasmania are put to good and fascinating use here. And, of course, it just wouldn't be a Dr. Edge wine without a little funk... And funk, it has...

It's an equal blend of Pete Dredge's North, South and East Rieslings, bottled unfiltered with some residual sugar.

A whopping nine months on lees and a little lazy time in some old barrels has put some weight on the skeletal Tassie Riesling frame. Yes, there are all the classic steel and citrus notes, but there's an extra layer of savouriness in this wine takes it to a transcendently weird level.

As always with the wines of the good Doctor, there aren't many bottles around. Grab one while you can.

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

UNFILTERED you say? - Many prefer this style. More 'natural,' they say. It's an equal blend of the three,with some residual sugar when heading to bottle which means this wine is funky and well and truly alive. A drink now curio. Its weird, but nice. Be warned. .

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Dr. Edge inspecting grapes
Dr. Edge inspecting grapes
Derwent Valley, TAS
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Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Not sure you’d pick it as a Riesling, but that’s no problem for me. This is a little wild, ultra-saline, floral and nutty, with a distinct fino character – falling more towards Jura than anything else. It has a gentle honeyed sweetness, salty tang, a fine powdery and chalky texture, umami flavours, citrus zest, and a long and nutty finish. So distinctive. It won’t be for everyone, but I find it compelling, and different. A big yes." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Excellent fruit, and perfect sugar balance, wonderfull cool climate wine

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I wanted more !

I’ve not had many Rieslings. I’d read the hype about Dr edge so decided to give it a shot. All in all, I’d buy it again. From memory, Honeysuckle came to mind. It was definitely NOT one dimensional. The tastes varied...exactly what I want in a wine. Very nice

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