2023 Dr. Edge Tasmania Concrete Matured Pinot Noir

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Potentially the only ever bottling of a 100% concrete matured Pinot Noir from Peter Dredge.

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In 2023, Peter Dredge kept the two parcels of his Pinot Noir separate, his traditional barrel matured portion, and this, a portion that was fermented and aged entirely in concrete.

It makes for a crystal-clear depiction of Tasmanian Pinot Noir. The fresh, dazzlingly bright Pinot fruit sings out of the glass. The acidity is crisp, the nervy tension and fresh red fruits are just a delight to drink.

This is a very exciting drink - Tasmanian Pinot Noir at its most invigorating and mineral-driven. We loved it.

The two parcels will likely be blended together going forward so this may be the only bottling of this wine ever, making it something of curio and perfect for collectiors.

95 points
"It may be an experiment, but gee, it’s a ‘Eureka!’ moment as far as I’m concerned. Such character. So good. This is the way."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Dr Edge Tasmania Pinot Noir is a blend of Derwent Valley (70%) & Tamar Valley (30%) fruit. The Pinot Noir blend cumulated from the press over the course of the harvest is the same as the 'Tasmania blend' matured in oak barrels. However, this portion of the blend is matured in a closed concrete tank for 9 months. Then bottled without filtration or the use of fining agents.

Same wine, different maturation vessel. An interesting way to compare the impact of the two. They will likely be blended going forward but I wanted to gove you all a chance to look and compare the two if interested.

95 points - "The colour seems just a little darker, and the stony/earthy character here is turned up a notch. It’s spicy and fleshy, the tannin seemingly more deep and ferrous, the acidity less sappy and more settled. I love the ‘mineral’ chew this wine has, curiously the fruit profile also leans more towards dark cherry, albeit generally red fruited, plus an almost liquorice richness, and the finish is deep and rolling, with a sort of Nebbiolo sandy grip and succulence, and gentle bitterness. It may be an experiment, but gee, it’s a ‘Eureka!’ moment as far as I’m concerned. Such character. So good. This is the way." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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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