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2020 Meadowbank Riesling

Derwent Valley, TAS

Electric small batch Riesling from Peter Dredge and the Meadowbank team.

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$35.00

Rated 4.5 out of 5
2 Reviews

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It’s one of the best Rieslings I’ve tasted in quite some time.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Winemaker Peter Dredge doesn't put a foot wrong when he's got fruit this good to play with, and this is simply a top-flight Tassie Riesling.

As is often the case with Riesling from this part of the country, retaining a little residual sweetness here was the key to balance. A wine of impeccable line and length, this is ripe for drinking immediately or tucking away for up to a decade in the cellar.

The 2020 is balanced to perfection. Long and precise and ready to drink now or in a decade.

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.

Winemaker Peter Dredge
Winemaker Peter Dredge
Derwent Valley, TAS
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From The Producer

A quick heads up, this is not your typical Aussie Riesling. From very old Tasmanian vines (planted in 1974) combined with more recently planted German Riesling clones, winemaker Peter Dredge splits his ferments between stainless steel tanks for freshness (so Aussie) and old French oak casks for texture (not so Aussie) – the balance is striking and delicious.

A unique, vibrant and superbly balanced wine that is racy on the palate and will leave you thirsty for more.

Drinks well from the get go, but also has the ability to drink well for decades.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2034
Bottle Size : 750ml

Meadowbank Vineyard
Meadowbank Vineyard
Derwent Valley, TAS
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Critic Reviews

96Points
The Wine Front

"Old vines. 50/50 stainless steel and old oak, with a kiss of residual sugar.  Perfect balance. Clarity and purity. Endless drive and length. It smells of white flowers and vanilla, tastes of sour green apple, green melon and watermelon as you eat close to the rind, has a chalk dusk texture, and crunches and tingles on the finish. Is that lemon zest and spice? It’s one of the best Rieslings I’ve tasted in quite some time." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Great Riesling!

Really enjoyable. Pronounced citrus and green apple notes, very refreshing and great spring time drink.

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2020 Meadowbank Riesling

Citrus glide to it. Rounded a the end, with a pithy finish. Such a well rounded Riesling

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