Grapes: Pinot Meunier
First Glance: Slinky, Light, Perfumed
Dr Edge 'Tyrannosaurus dREDge' is a blend of two Pinot Meunier Vineyards from Pipers Brook and Derwent Valley regions in Tasmania. Fermented on skins for one week, they were pressed to old oak casks to dry out and relax for two months, then blended and bottled without filtration. A dash (like 2%) of Pinot Noir is in there for extra roar.
Exhibits the typical Pinot Meunier tart cherry that elongates into a more textured wine then morphs into a herbal savoury Turkish delight. This slips down far too easily.
"Tyrannosaurus dREDge is the old dinosaur of the wine industry that a younger co-worker accused me of being last year. I took it personally and here we are." - Peter Dredge, Winemaker