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2021 Meadowbank Gamay

Derwent Valley, TAS

Peter Dredge's highly sought-after preservative-free Tasmanian Gamay. This sells out in short order each year. As delicious as young Australian red wines get.

$45.00

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About The Wine

Gamay is all the rage these days, with its light and approachable style perfectly suited to drinking in the Aussie sun.

The Meadowbank Gamay comes off a small planting of 30+-year-old vines in the Derwent Valley. It was crafted by the talented hands of Peter Dredge, with no preservatives and no need to wait!

A terrific release in 2020 - Meadowbank's best yet in their minds - and a great example of the variety in all its spice and red-fruited charm.  Super limited.

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.

Meadowbank Vineyard
Meadowbank Vineyard
Derwent Valley, Tasmania
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From The Producer

At Meadowbank we have some old Gamay vines (planted 1987) and some new Gamay vines (planted 2015). What excites us most about this wine is how each of these vineyard areas supply grapes with such unique flavour profiles which, when blended together, produce such a delicious and well balanced drink.

Light, bright and oh so right, this Gamay represents everything there is to love about Meadowbank. With it's trademark ruby red colour, it is juicy, succulent and completely seductive.

This wine is made with minimal intervention. The fruit is left to spontaniously ferment as whole bunch clusters for 10 days, before being foot stomped for 4 days. It is then pressed to old French oak barriques and left to mature for 3 months. Officially unfined, unfiltered and preservative free, this wine is ready to drink now.

Blend : Gamay (100%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Meadowbank Vineyard
Meadowbank Vineyard
Derwent Valley, TAS
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Disappointing - thin, weirdly flavoured wine.

We opened this with great expectations. They were, unfortunately, dashed. A bizarre wine.... very thin, weirdly sweet and acidic at the same time. Not to our taste at all. What a shame.

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