2022 Dr. Edge Tasmania Pinot Noir 1.5L

Knock-out Pinot Noir from one of the most exciting winemakers in Tasmania.

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One of Tasmania's most dynamic winemakers in full flight with this release - an electric Pinot Noir from our most southern state.

The Dr. Edge Tasmanian Pinot Noir is made by Peter Dredge, the winemaker at Meadowbank in the Derwent Valley.

This wine is made from fruit from opposite ends of the Apple Isle - the Derwent & Tamar Valleys. Pete has captured the lightness and purity of Tasmanian Pinot Noir with this combo.

This is a rockstar wine from one of Australia's most exciting cool-climate producers. Don't hesitate on this one - it won't be around for long.

Dr Edge Tasmania Pinot Noir is a blend of Derwent Valley (80%) & Tamar Valley (20%) fruit. All manner of whole cluster inclusion, hand stomp, foot stomp and bum stomp maceration occurs across each parcel before blending to the Dr's house style. Natural yeast (Pied de Cuve method) ferments the grapes which are pressed to old oak casks to lay low for 9 months before bottling without the use of fining agents.

Region: Derwent & Tamar Valleys, TAS
Blend: Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV: 12.50%
Closure: 750ml
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94 points - "A blend of 80/20% Derwent Valley/Tamar Valley fruit, whole cluster, wild yeast, foot stomped, hand stomped, karate chopped and pressed to old oak casks for nine months of maturation. Bright, bouncy and complex, just like the good Dr himself, this year's release is light ruby in colour with notes of red plum, red cherry, wild strawberry and redcurrant with plenty of wild-eyed whole-bunch spice, gamey notes and a lovely chalky tannin vibe, finishing minerally and spacious with amaro-flecked cherry and raspberry fruits." - Dave Brookes (Halliday Wine Companion)

94 points - "Spicy, cherry and raspberry, hazelnut and earthy things. It’s bright, with a sappy and spicy edge, cranberry acidity and fine emery tannin, dark cherry and walnut, with a little blood orange zest on a finish of dried raspberry and spice. A lot of energy here, kind of nervy, but really good." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

"Forest berry, macerated wild strawberry, red cherry and cherry pit sit above bunchy, twiggy spice aromas. This is all underpinned by an attractive earthen savouriness that brings another dimension and level of complexity beyond the fruit and bunch notes, so impressive for such a young wine. The palate is cooling, compact and laser focused, though not at the expense of intensity and drive. A sappy texture wraps around red cherry, strawberry, bunch spice and earth, all of which seamlessly glide through the palate. Super fine sappy tannins and a latent lick of red fruited acidity lead to an earthy mouth perfume. Wonderful poise, complexity and balance of fruit and savoury nuance." - Tom Kline (Wine Pilot)

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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