wines of Red
Edge, Heathcote, Victoria, Australia
Heathcote, a small region in Victoria has emerged over
the last few years as a source of some of Australia's most elegant,
expressive Shiraz wines. I've already reviewed two of the leading
Heathcote producers, Jasper Hill and Shadowfax, on this site. Red Edge
is a relative newcomer, now represented in the UK by Dion Gunson.
Peter Dredge (a winemaker) and his wine bought their own block of
vines in 1994 – planted originally in 1971, which for this region is
about as old as it gets. Yields are low, at around 15 hl/ha, and
fermentation is with indigenous yeasts. The wines are aged in a mix of
old and new French oak.
Red Edge Jackson’s Vineyard Shiraz 2002
Unusually, this has a splash of Riesling in it. Lovely vivid
raspberry, floral, spicy nose. The palate is elegant and midweight
with a striking spicy character and good acidity. Not a big wine but a
very nice one. Very good/excellent 91/100
Red Edge Shiraz 2002
Fuller nose of ripe, sweet raspberry and blackcurrant fruit. Pure.
Lovely spicy elegance on the palate, which is quite expressive with
lots of ripe fruit and good acidity. Nicely weighted. Very
also: the wines of Jasper Hill and Shadowfax
UK agent: Gunson Fine Wines email@example.com
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