Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz 2013$27.50
Lioness of McLaren Vale is sourced from Angus and Helen Tuck's vineyard located in the subregion of Bakers Gully. Here mature Shiraz vines populate or perish, in the ironstone pebble laden clay loam, over ancient Kurrajong Formation geology, a silica cemented conglomerate most suited to grow Shiraz.
After hand picking whole bunches of our Lioness of McLaren Vale in early March our winemaker Elena Brooks let the whole bunches ferment together in open top fermenters with ambient yeasts and hand plunging for 12 days, before basket pressing into some new (20%) but predominately older French Oak barriques, to the mature for a further 18 months in the same oak, before bottling without fining or filtration to capture the essence of the vineyard. Although ready to drink the Lioness of McLaren Vale will also reward cellaring and decanting.
Dandelion Vineyards has been awarded Winery of the Year - Southern Hemisphere, Best Shiraz and 7 Medals at the Critics Challenge International Wine Competition in the USA. 2014 Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart of the Barossa...
Dandelion Vineyards wins another three Gold Medals - this time at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. The award winning wines are 2015 Enchanted Garden of the Eden Valley Riesling, 2014 Lioness of...
2012 Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz was reviewed as "A lush, classic Aussie that sings “oh come all ye faithful” to welded-on Australian shiraz lovers. Cocoa, blackberries and currants fill the nose, and...