R.D'Meure Wines - 2020 East Coast Chardonnay

2020 East Coast Chardonnay

Textured, rich, and aromatic. R.D'Meure wines are utterly bewitching and defy modern constraints. They are light on their feet, animal-like, full of luscious fruits and Tasmanian tree barks. They taste clean like the Tasmanian air.  Dirk left Tasmania for England in September 1970 at the start of what turned out to be a thirty-year career as an academic lawyer. He returned in August 2000 to start as a winegrower on a tiny vineyard planted in 1991 at Flowerpot on the shores of D’Entrecasteaux...Read More...

Textured, rich, and aromatic. R.D'Meure wines are utterly bewitching and defy modern constraints. They are light on their feet, animal-like, full of luscious fruits and Tasmanian tree barks. They taste clean like the Tasmanian air. 

Dirk left Tasmania for England in September 1970 at the start of what turned out to be a thirty-year career as an academic lawyer. He returned in August 2000 to start as a winegrower on a tiny vineyard planted in 1991 at Flowerpot on the shores of D’Entrecasteaux Channel. It was also that part of Tasmania where Dirk's parents came to live from The Netherlands in 1950, and where he spent his childhood. Reflecting upon his past, this represented a sort of “homecoming” or “le demeurer de la demeure” which while untranslatable from French is very suggestive and prompted the playful name for the vineyard and wines “ d’meure”. It was during this time that Rory Duggan set down in Tasmania with little idea that grape growing would be his future also. University, studies and travel all preceded the urge to join his uncle in nurturing vines and guiding the wines through the seasons. After 15 years of reinvigorating the land and converting the practices to organic principles Dirk "re-retired" to the south coast of NSW whilst Rory stayed on. Both Dirk and Rory came to appreciate each other's wines over long lunches, industry gatherings and to all it was inevitable that they would one day come together to collaborate.  

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