Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz 2012from $27.50
The Lionheart of Dandelion Vineyards is our old vine Barossa vineyard. From 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 two weeks 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 new (25%) and older French Oak Barriques to finish fermentation. After 18 months maturation and a racking in the same oak, we bottled our Lionheart vineyard without filtration or fining, to capture the essence of Carl’s vines. Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart is ready to drink and will reward cellaring and decanting.
Dandelion Vineyards have won 5 Gold and a Platinum award at the 2-14 San Diego International Wine Competition. The Red Queen of the Eden Valley Shiraz 2012 won the Platinum...
Dandelion Red Queen scored 95 Points in the recent Decanter South Australian Shiraz Panel Tasting: "Dandelion is a partnership between three exceptionally connected and deeply experienced couples in South Australian winemaking,...
2012 Lionheart of the Barossa does it again - another DOUBLE GOLD medal - this time at the China Wine & Spirits Awards. Six other Dandy Lion wines scored Gold...