Meadowbank Nouveau Syrah Pinot
Current Vintage: 2019
Peter Dredge's Syrah Pinot may not have existed were it not for Tasmania's devastating 2019 bush fires. With no single-varietal 2019 Pinot slated for release, Meadowbank have let us down easy here with a lip-smacking, juicy blend of 45% Pinot Noir and 55% Syrah. Fruit is drawn from Estate-grown vines planted in both 1987 and 2015; parcels were fermented separately-50% with carbonic maceration for seven days, followed by de-stemming then an additional two days on skins, and the other half with whole-berry, natural ferment for 10 days on skins.
Maturation took place in old French oak casks for four months before the total was racked, blended and bottled - unrefined, unfiltered and with minimal sulphur. Dive right in...
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.