Dandelion Vineyards
Lionheart Barossa Shiraz 2016

Dandelion Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz

Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz 2016

This is a classic Barossa Shiraz, made from old vines with minimal handling (without filtration or fining) this is a big wine that doesn't leave anything out. If you are a fan of Barossa Shiraz it would worth having more than a few bottles of the Lionheart Shiraz on hand...

Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz 2016

Region - Barossa, AUSTRALIA.

Variety - 100% Shiraz.

Style/Palate - medium-bodied, oaked.

Cellaring - Drink now or cellar to 2030.

Winemaking - 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 predominantly older French Oak Barriques to finish fermentation. After 18 months maturation and a racking in the same oak, the Lionheart was bottled without filtration or fining, to capture the essence of the vines. Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart is ready to drink and will reward cellaring and decanting.

Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz 2016

"Hand-picked, open-fermented, wild yeast, 8 days on skins, basket-pressed to French barriques (some new), matured for 18 months. Deep crimson-purple; a full-bodied shiraz in classic Barossa Valley mode; blackberry, plum, licorice, warm spice and soft, plum tannins all add up to a totally hedonistic play." 94 Points, James Halliday, The Wine Companion, 2017 (on the 2015 vintage). 

OFFER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sourced from very old Shiraz vines in the Barossa Valley.
  • Firm but fine tannins and dark chocolatey nuances.
  • Ample fruit, perfectly balanced with French oak.
  • Rich, full and 'balanced' Barossa Shiraz.
  • Perfect with mature hard cheese or a rib eye steak.