Strawberries, spice and smoke. The palate is silky with great length and a glorious finish. Sometimes you can’t capture the whole experience in words. You just need to try this Pinot Noir from Meadowbank.
In late 2015 Peter Dredge arrived to takeover Meadowbank. After 6 years at Bay Of Fires it was a logical step for Peter. The quality of the Ellis family’s 1974 planted Derwent Valley vineyard has never been in doubt. But now it is in the hands of Dredge, the wines are out standing.
The beautiful Island south of the Australian mainland that has carved out a reputation for quality sparkling wine and Pinot Noir. Tasmania’s cooler climate regions and longer growing season make it perfect for aromatic styles of wine. A wealth of quality focussed producers have held lift the status of the whole island.
This is the most elusive grape. It is relatively early ripening and extremely sensitive to terroir. Its perfect place on earth is the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. So haunting are great red Burgundy’s charms that growers everywhere try to emulate them. Pinot Noir is not just a one trick pony, it can make great reds, rosé, sparkling and even sweet wines, whites on occasion and I’ve tasted a decent fortified Pinot Noir too.