Dandelion Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz 2019 750ml

Dandelion Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz 2019 750ml

Dandelion Vineyards is a unique fusion of vineyards and vignerons. Our wines represent decades of experience, blending the fruit of our old vine gardens with the finest traditions of artisan winemaking. 

Our Lioness of McLaren Vale is sourced from the foothills of McLaren Vale. After hand picking whole bunches of our Lioness of McLaren Vale, our winemaker Elena Brooks let the whole bunches ferment together in open top fermenters with ambient yeasts and hand plunging for 12 days, before basket pressing into some new but predominately older French Oak barriques, to then mature for a further 18 months in the same oak, before bottling without fining or filtration to capture the essence of the vineyard. Although ready to drink the Lioness of McLaren Vale will also reward cellaring and decanting.

Colour: Medium bright deep-purple, alive and pure. Young.

Nose: White chocolate and berry aromatics, with that savoury twist. Liqueur chocolates, cocoa, milk chocolate and bay leaf and clove. The leading aromatics
suggest a dustiness and dryness, in the best possible way. Violets and rosemary and minerals, as if alchemized directly from the vineyard’s soil.

Palate: The dry and savoury profile continues. Tannins are pillowy, like grated white chocolate on cooled summer berries. The tannins add to the graininess and the graphite quality, bringing balance and attentiveness to the darker ripe berry fruit flavours and textures. Smoked bacon, pastrami. A full mouthful of generous red wine, yet also as deft as it is dry. Savoury undertones start and finish.

Alc. 14.5%


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