Dr Edge is the solo project of super talent winemaker Peter Dredge (Dr Edge, Meadowbank, Brian). These new release chardonnays (four of them) follow his pinot noirs which come as a regional (Tasmania-wide) blend and three single vineyard wines (East, South, North). All the wines are made au naturale, they just come up a little shinier than some. Also, Robert del Naja is the artist behind the labels of these wines - he's in a little band called Massive Attack.
South chardonnay comes from very cool vines, temperature-wise, and is the most skeletal of the chardonnays. It's racy, pure, lean and yet flavoursome. It drives with crisp green apple and citrus fruit characters, feels very minerally, a touch saline and almost shows a touch of tonic water character. Compact, svelte, refreshing, so elegant. What a wine!