Dandelion Vineyards, Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz, 2019
Region: Barossa Valley, South Australia
Bottle size: 75cl
Intense crimson with purple hues, this Shiraz brings bright and generous berry and plum fruit flavours to the palate, both ripe and savoury, and set against a refreshing backbone of acidity. Soft, mouth-coating tannins add to the generous mouthfeel of the wine, which ends in a clean, dry and plum fruit finish.
Named after the Barossa’s lifelong champion of old vines, Carl Lindner, the grapes for this Shiraz come from Dandelion’s Kinkora vineyard on Seppeltsfield Road in Tanunda, the heart of the Barossa Valley. The vines here are over 100 years old, many planted on their original rootstock. Throughout the vineyards, the humble dandelion is encouraged to grow among the vines as it suppresses winter weeds and provides mulch in summer.