Thursday 21 July 2022

Dr Edge 2021 Pinot Noir


A triumph from Peter Dredge, one of Tasmania’s finest winemakers. This is elegant, with pebbly minerality, wonderfully varietal character and is deliciously drinkable. It is a blend of Derwent Valley fruit (60%) Tamar Valley (30%) & East Coast (10%), which come together brilliantly after whole bunch handling and partial carbonic maceration treatment. Old oak casks add an element of seriousness to the fun fruit. This is floral, impressively delicate and simultaneously coquettish. Bright acid, nice tannins and refreshment plus with bright raspberry fruit character. $60.

Monday 11 July 2022

Sinapius 2021 Grüner Veltliner


You can count on Linda Morice at Sinapius to produce wines of high quality with a point of difference - and this Tasmanian take on the classic Austrian white grape Grüner Veltliner is no exception. This is a delightfully food-friendly dry white from the Pipers River region in the far north of the state. It has been naturally fermented and matured in both large and small format oak. It underwent full malo, and is unfined and ulfiltered. Think melon aromas, pear, white pepper and river pebble notes on the palate, interesting texture and good length. This paired well with a vegetable curry. $38.

Monday 4 July 2022

Apogee 2019 Deluxe Vintage Rosé


There is just no stopping Tasmanian wine pioneer Andrew Pirie, who continues to produce outstanding wines from his tiny Apogee vineyard at Lebrina in northern Tasmania at an age when many of his contemporaries are tucked up in front of the fire with their slippers on. This is an outstanding example of cool-climate sparkling wines in the mode that has made the world sit up and take notice of Tasmanian bubbles. This is very floral, bone dry with an impressive mousse, expressive wild strawberry flavours on the very crisp palate with intense minerality along with impressive length. Lovely stuff. $75.