2019 Willow Bridge Dragonfly Shiraz

2019 Willow Bridge Dragonfly Shiraz

Sarah Linhart

"Fresh, vibrant and concentrated. Great value for money."

Sarah Linhart

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Sarah Linhart

"Fresh, vibrant and concentrated. Great value for money."

Sarah Linhart

RRP: $22.00 per bottle27% OFF

$15.99

(buy 12 or more)

$16.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $4.25 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

The Dragonfly is Willow Bridge's most approachable Shiraz. But don't be fooled, this is plump, berry laden and such a charming wine, with an intensity of flavour that you don't always see in affordable reds.

What's the secret? Well Willow Bridge have a knack for delivering extraordinary value, and Geographe as a region has a a point to prove. The result is a bargain cool climate WA red.

Tech stuff

Shiraz
Willow Bridge Estate
Geographe
2019
750ml
14%
Cellar to 2025
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Fresh lifted Blackberry, licorice and plum, gentle spice with french oak hints. Delicious and textural, sweet plums and dark berries with toasted French oak and long fine tannins.

How was it made?

Soil is typically a deep layer of ironstone gravelly loam over red and yellow friable clay with slight westerly aspects at elevations of 220 to 250m above sea level.


The season for the Geographe wine region was cool and dry. The five months until the end of January had yielded little rain, about 70mm less than the same period last year The cooler weather also disrupted flowering and fruit set resulting in much smaller bunch sizes and high incidence of hen and chicken. The January 2019 average temperature of 21.3 was two degrees Celsius lower than the 23.3 of 2016.

Who made it?

Two hours south of Perth in the Ferguson Valley sub-region of Geographe is where you’ll find Willow Bridge Estate. Jeff and Vicki Dewar bought the vineyard in 1996 and enlisted the expertise of Kim Horton and Dougal Herd to create premium wines that are exceptional value for money. In 1997 they planted 100 acres of wine grapes – and held their breath. Then another 50 acres were planted in 1998, making Willow Bridge the biggest planting in what was then a largely unknown region. The vineyard is sited high on the western watershed of the Darling Ranges, with the vines enjoying spectacular views over the coastal plain, and across the waters of Geographe Bay to Cape Naturaliste. The vineyard is 25km from the coast as the crow flies, and receives the cooling afternoon sea breeze during summer. At an elevation between 230 and 280 meters, the estate is generally two degrees or more cooler than the coastal plain, with ripening times similar to the cool southern parts of the neighbouring Margaret River wine region.

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