Peter Edge is a character with an impressive career behind him. He was a winemaker at Petaluma before crossing the Bass Strait to work for Bay of Fires, later helped reinvent the Meadowbank brand. Dr Edge is Peter Dredge’s breakout project where he has made a name for himself a gun winemaker of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
The South Chardonnay comes from a single vineyard on the south coast of Tasmania. It’s a modern Chardoanny, lean and clean, with a crystalline purity that runs through the cool, crunchy green fruit like a lance. A note of oyster shell gives clear instructions on how to serves this wine.
This is Peter Dredge’s ‘Blue Steel’. It’s impossibly pure and long, crunch of acidity, a minor amount of almond gloss, white peach and citrus, aniseed, wheatgerm, a little funk and smoke, and a slight spiciness and chalk dust as it surges into the distance. Riesling-like in intensity, in some respects, yet identifiably Chardonnay in delivery. Superb.
97 points, The Wine Front (April 2020)