SKU: DANLIOSHI19
The Lionheart of Dandelion Vineyards is our old vine Barossa vineyard. These ancient, gnarled vines, many over a hundred years of age, are not only surviving but thriving on their own roots in some of the oldest soils on the planet.

In the last week of April 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 Oak Barriques to finish fermentation. After 18 months maturation and racking in the same oak, we bottled our Lionheart without filtration or fining, to capture the essence of the vineyard. Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart is ready to drink and will reward cellaring and decanting. This wine is suitable for vegans.

Grape Variety

Shiraz

Region

Barossa

Size

750ml

Wine Style

Red - big, bold, full-bodied

Palate

Tension. Bright berry and plum fruits and freshness and clean acidity that combine to compel the diving-bell depth of fruit to sit upright and well-postured

Vintage

2019

Food Pairing

Cured fish

”This is a delicious full-bodied shiraz, hitting all the right notes. Aromas of dark cherry and boysenberry segue to a slipstream of clove, mace and star anise. The oak, mostly older French and American, cuddles the seams without squeezing them too hard. Plump and soft. An effortless drink without being simple or underdone.”
– Ned Goodwin MW

Expert Review

Halliday Wine Companion - 93

Awards

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2020 - Double Gold Medal

New Zealand International Wine Show - Double Gold Medal

Dandelion Vineyards

Dandelion Shiraz Lionheart Barossa 2019

$27.50
or
4,785
PTS

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