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2017 Dragonfly Grenache Shiraz Mataro
A blend made famous in the Rhône Valley of France, Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro are blended to make a juicy, vibrant and fresh wine blend of medium body and clean tannin. Whilst we have had Shiraz planted at Willow Bridge since 1997, Grenache and Mataro have been recent and exciting additions grafted in 2015. For the two cultivars, we chose sites on the vineyard which maximise heat exposure, giving the best opportunity to ripen and express full array of flavours. Mataro is a late ripening variety, so the extended period on the vine is essential. Grenache is a prolific yielding variety requiring fruit thinning to achieve best balance of quality and tannin.
Guest's enjoyed tastings from a selection of barrels, looking at the different types of oak and the influences over the wine, lead by one of our Winemaker's Dougal Herd.
Thanks to all that came along and to Drummond Catering for our yummy cheese platters.
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