Winery: Dr Edge
Region: Tamar Valley & Derwent Valley - Tasmania
Winemaker: Peter Dredge
Varietal(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Dr Edge Tasmania Pinot Noir is a blend of Tamar Valley & Derwent Valley fruit. There are plenty of clones and techniques thrown around to elicit emotion from wine journalists. It's an ethereal Pinot Noir fermented naturally with only two weeks on skins then pressed to old oak casks, matured for 9 months and bottled without fining.
"Red cherry, spice, honey, a little smoke and cap gun. Light, but juicy and almost sweet, fine tannin, fresh and bright, tacky wet paint kind of feel, stalks and meat, and a plump finish. It feels unresolved as a young wine, so I came back to it a day or so later, and it’s all spice, dark cherry juice, but with a fine-boned and mineral thing going on, the tannin gentle strokes of emery board, finish bright and water-coloured. It’s light but certainly has the stuffing to age beautifully."
Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)