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Current Vintage: 2020

Vintage may vary during the year. If you are looking for a specific vintage, please get in touch.

Hand-picked, the fruit was left to begin carbo fermentation as whole bunches for seven days, before being partially de-stemmed into open fermenters. From there, it was pressed off before its fermentation had finished, straight to inert French oak puncheons, where it stayed for four months on lees. Bottled without fining or filtration. Dredgy reckons this is his best release so far. Gamay, set and match.

Region

Just two hours North West of Hobart, you'll be met with pristine rolling hills, glorious countryside and numerous photo opportunities in Derwent Valley.The cool climate brought on by the icy antarctic winds coming off the Tasman Sea and North East facing hillsides make the valley a prime wine growing region.

Much like broader Tasmania, you can expect to find fantastic Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Rieslings and maybe even some Gris! The valley is growing in esteem as the produce in this region is beginning to rival world renowned Pinot Noir growing countries like Oregon and Otago. Fresh and fruity wines in abundance, we cannot speak more highly of the Derwent Valley.

Critic Reviews

 "Violet, raspberry, spice and a smattering of freshening greenery. Light to medium-bodied, crisp and alive, wonderful crunch of cranberry acidity and graphite tannin grip, a subtle sweetness, but layered in with sap and tang. The finish is fresh, and trails with a fine dusting of tannin and excellent length. A frisky delight." 94 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front