2019 Dragonfly Field Blend
A newish style to Australia, common in Europe, the field blend is an amalgam of varieties from the vineyard that speak of where it is grown rather than a specific variety. For this field blend; Savagnin (originally from Jura in eastern France) and Vermentino (from Sardinia and Liguria in Italy) grown by a local Mudgee grower; plus Chardonnay, Riesling and a squeeze of Sauvignon Blanc from Orange. If you try hard you can pick musk lolly, limes, passionfruit and hazelnut on the nose. Not sweet, not acid, just an interesting combination. It’s my go to wine after work, nice and cold.
Stewed plum, some eucalypt forest and some fig jam. “Surprise Surprise” as Gomer Pile (USMC) would say – its wine.
An exotic nose, reminiscent of the Lindemans St George in the early 1980’s that divided the wine world, but certainly a statement.
The charm is the flavour, not heavy like you would anticipate, soft with that undertone of stewed fruits.
To keep the wine and watch it change won’t give any benefit. It’s for now or a couple of years, it’s so vibrant it jumps out of the glass.