Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz 2012$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.
"I was introduced to Charlie Beatty of Wine Works at a New York Wine City (NYWC) tasting last fall, and he struck me as being both an incredibly knowledgable about...
Dandelion Vineyards have won another two Gold Medal and three Silver Medals at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. Gold for Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz 2012 and Lioness of...
Dandelion Vineyards won two Gold Medals for Damsel of the Barossa Merlot 2012 and Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz 2012, and a silver for Lion’s Tooth of McLaren Vale Shiraz Riesling 2012...