Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz 2019 750ml


Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz 750ml

Dandelion Vineyards is a unique fusion of vines and vignerons. Our wines represent decades of experience, blending the fruit of our old vine gardens with the finest traditions of artisan winemaking. Dandelion Vineyards are proven plantings that have stood the test of time. Our wish is to nurture the unique character of these vineyards and express their terroir in our wines.

Lionheart is named after Barossa's lifelong champion of old vines, Cart Lindner. This wine comes from ancient, gnarled vines, some approaching and many over a hundred years of age that not only survive but thrive on their own roots in some of the oldest soils on the planet.
In the third week of March whole bunches of Shiraz were hand harvested, then gently crushed and naturally fermented in open fermenters for eight days, hand plunged twice a day, before careful basket pressing into some new but predominantly older French and American Oak Barriques to finish fermentation. After 18 months of maturation and racking in the same oak, bottle Lionheart with minimal winemaking artifact, to capture the essence and purity of the vines. Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart is ready to drink and will reward cellaring and decanting. 

Very fruity wine with barrel-roasted character, and hints of blackberry, black pepper, plum, dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Preferably grilled dishes of lamb or beef.

Alc: 14.5%

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