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Location

Longitude 138°33’13” East
Latitude 35°13’44” South
Altitude 281 = 86 Metres


Lion's Tooth of McLaren Vale Shiraz Riesling 2019

Whole bunches from our most distinctive Shiraz from Pieri family’s Vineyard were hand harvested in the second week of March, then and fermented on stalks in open fermenters on top of some Riesling skins for eleven days, hand plunged twice a day, before careful basket pressing into some new but predominantly older French Oak Barriques to finish fermentation and enhance the wine’s perfume and palate.

After 18 months maturation and a racking in the same oak, we bottled this Lion’s Tooth without filtration or fining, to capture the essence of the vineyard.

Dandelion Vineyard’s Lion’s Tooth is ready to drink and will reward cellaring and decanting.

Vale Signore Mario Pieri, Vintage 1946-2011, winery big boss.

This wine is suitable for vegans.

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Pair it with Sweet Potatoes with Horseradish Sourcream, Panchetta & Soft Boiled Eggs.  Recipe here.

Video of Elena Brooks discussing Lion's Tooth of McLaren Vale Shiraz Riesling

Awards

  • Ray Jordan, The West Australian Top 100, July 2021 – TOP 100
  • James Halliday Wine Companion, Ned Goodwin (1 February 2021) – 93 Points
  • Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, February 2021 – 93 Points
  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2021 – Gold Medal, 92 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2021 – Gold Medal
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2021 – Gold Medal, 90 Points
  • International Wine & Spirits Competition 2020, Tranche 2 – Silver Medal, 93 Points
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2020 – Silver Medal
  • Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2020 – Silver Medal
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