The Drone is a southern Rhone-like blend of Grenache and Mourvedre. 2012 was an excellent vintage and this wine is full-bodied yet retains a level of restraint that is typical of Flaxman and Eden Valley reds.Flaxman Wines from the Eden Valley was established by Colin and Fiona Sheppard after they were bitten by the winemaking bug back in about 2004. They bought a little run down vineyard on the Flaxman Valley Road and set about the long process of revitalising the soil and vines. The results speak for themselves.
When Col and Fiona left Melbourne to do a two week stint at Murray Street Vineyards in the Barossa they didn't expect that Col would decide then and there that they would settle in the valley. But they did. They bought a little vineyard high up in the Eden Valley along the Flaxman's Valley and the rest is history. They have since rejuvenated the vineyard and the quality of wines he produces from them along with some fruit he gets from his mates further down the valley is getting better and better. Of particular note his Sparkling Shiraz is one of the best of its type that come from the region. - Chris L
|Product Type||Wine Red Rhone Style Blends|