Sipping On Flagstone`s Cult Favourite: Dragon Tree Cape Blend

It’s time once again for Wine of the Month Club! I have sampled some delicious wines over the past few months and now I’m back, ready to introduce you to my favourite wine for February 2019, Flagstone Dragon Tree Cape Blend. This warm and rich ruby red wine enjoys cult status amongst red wine lovers and according to Flagstone, it’s the wine their own winemaking team buys more of than any other. Enough said. Here’s why it’s my Wine of the Month Club this February.

Described by Flagstone as their underground, revolution wine, this blend has gained quite the fan base since its first release in 2000. The wine’s cult status is largely due to the tannin structure. The team earmarks specific vineyards for Dragon Tree, and they all have one thing in common — lots of stone and rock in the soil. This terroir greatly contributes to the very specific tannin feel in the Dragon Tree Cape Blend and while the wine is made up of a  blend of different varieties, the fact that they come from similar soil means they blend together like copy and paste. This also means that the tannin structure remains consistent from year to year, and explains the cult status this wine enjoys.

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