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Red Edge Degree Shiraz
Available by the dozen
An exciting cépage which may vary slightly from year to year, mostly a Shiraz wine sourced off younger Heathcote plantings, a tenth of Mourverdre and small percentage of Riesling. Mourverdre contributes plummy fruit to the nose, juciness and flesh to the palate. Riesling adds an aromatic lift within a slightly spiced floral perfume. An engagingly aromatic, satisfyingly proportioned and generously flavoured wine, to match with rare breast of duck dressed in rhubarb or charred scotch filet under mushroom jus.
Red Edge are crafted with minimal intervention, allowing the vinification to proceed through it's natural course, ensuring it retains the full expression of terroir. Partial whole bunch maceration, wild yeast fermentations, hand plunging in small open top fermenters, basket pressing, partial barrel fermentations and racking by gravity without any fining or filtrations, are employed to achieve a wine with a sense of place, season and time. The vines are all dry grown, hand pruned and hand picked, they yield less than 2√ā¬Ĺ tonnes per hectare. The finished wine is treated to a year's maturation in a selection of prior use, two to five year old French oak barriques.
Dark red colour. Licorice and spice bouquet, with red berry fruit aromatics. Full, juicy flavours on the palate, with soft round tannin structure. A little brother to the magnificent Red Edge Heathcote Shiraz, but no shrinking violet when it comes to raw ripe power! Offers immediate appeal, fruit forward, drinking very well upon release and will continue to mellow.
Red Edge Heathcote Shiraz
Available in cases of 6
Heathcote specialist Peter Dredge has worked alongside Hoddle Creek Estate's Franco d'Anna and McLaren Vale's eminent Ben Riggs at nearby Sanguine Estate. Planted in 1971 to ancient Cambrian soils, the unirrigated single parcel of mature vines at Red Edge yields a scant one to 1√ā¬Ĺ tons of fruit per acre. A multi layered, rich and powerful palate, yet elegant with fine grained tannins, splendid structure and superior length. Match your Red Edge to a juicy scotch fillet steak or trussed and smartly dressed game.
Red Edge vineyard was planted in 1971 and named Red Hill by founder Vern Viertmann. In 1980 it was acquired by Laurie Williams and John Flynn who produced the highly acclaimed 1981 and 1982 vintages of Flynn and Williams. Viniculture at the tiny, a few hundred cases, estate is true to the boutique vineyard operator's minimalist, traditional principles. Small batch open fermentations using wild indigenous yeast, inclusion of some whole bunches, and neither fining nor filtration at bottling, achieve a wine exhibiting real individuality and a true expression of Heathcote terroir. Maturation twelve months in a combination of new and used French oak barrels.
Deep, dark red in colour. Sweet rich upfront fruit expected of Heathcote Shiraz. Sweet powerful intense fruit, still quite tight with spicy acidity, and fine grained charry tannins. An unctuous palate, demanding another mouthful. Juicy sweet berry fruit leading to a flavourful firm tannin finish.
Red Edge is an exclusive boutique vineyard originally planted to some of the richest Cambrian soils at Heathcote in 1971

In 1994 Judy and Peter Dredge purchased the five acre Red Edge estate. Currently planted to Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, on a ridge of Cambrian red volcanic soil, which runs parallel to the Northern Highway through Heathcote, and towards Mount Carmel. All the premium Heathcote vineyards whose wines are gaining international acclaim are planted on the same geological feature.

Red Edge

"Red Edge is a new name on the scene, but the vineyard dates back to 1971, at the renaissance of the Victorian wine industry. In the early 1980s it produced the wonderful wines of Flynn & Williams and has now been rehabilitated by Peter and Judy Dredge, producing two quite lovely wines in their inaugural 1997 vintage. For the time being, at least, Peter Dredge continues to keep body and soul together by making the wines at Wildwood and at Witchmount Estate, Rockbank. Trying to eke a living out of 500 cases of what in these days are moderately priced wines is simply not possible!" - Red Edge - Red Edge - Red Edge

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