Location 

Longitude 139°05’30” East 
Latitude 34°38’10” South 
Altitude 1441 Feet = 440 Metres

Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz 2016 (375ml)

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 first 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 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.

Please note this wine is sold in cases of 12 x 375ml bottles.

Tasting Notes

Lifted blue fruits, blood plum, ripe blackberries and Christmas pudding-like spice flow out of the glass with spicy pepper, and hints of bramble and dark chocolate. Generous mouth filling sweet blackberry, raspberry and plums cover the palate with lashings of sweet spice. Firm but fine tannins and dark chocolaty nuances continue throughout the lengthy palate with youthful finish.

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Awards

  • Winemaker Challenge International Winemaker Competition (USA) 2018 – Gold Medal 91 points
  • China Wine & Spirits 2018 – Gold Medal
  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2017 – Gold Medal
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2017 – Gold Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2017 – Gold Medal
  • New Zealand International Wine Show 2017 – Gold Medal
  • Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2017 – Silver Medal
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017 - Silver Medal
  • International Wine Challenge Tranche 2 2017 – Silver Medal
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017 – Silver Medal
  • James Suckling – 94 Points 

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