Dandelion Vineyards Lion's Tooth Shiraz Riesling 2020 (Mclaren Vale, South Australia)

$33.00 $36.00

Sommelier Wine Awards Merchant & Producer Awards 2020 - New World Producer of The Year 

  • McLaren Vale Wine Show 2021, Bushing Monarch Trophy
  • McLaren Vale Wine Show 2021, Best Shiraz Predominent Blend Trophy
  • The Wine Front, October 2021, Campbell Mattison - 92 Points

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.

"Ripe, Dwarf Satsuma plum aromatics with a clove-like depth. There are hints of a just-served Christmas Cake, of subtly cured olives, of bay bay leaf stripped straight from the laurel tree, white pepper and nutmeg, with lavender and those more hardy fresh herbs; finally a parting whiff of young Emmental. As befitting - or perhaps even beholden - to its Dwarf Satsuma plum aromatics there is, at first taste, a sweet and sour (or agrodolce) fruit flavour dominating the front palate. And then - BANG - enters the steel! With riesling making up 5% of this wine there is now a searing line of acidity that drives all the subsequent flavours. It is the perfect counterbalance to the compact core of concentrated black fruits that is always McLaren Vale shiraz. Deep and rich McLaren Vale shiraz on a Winter Solstice night, combined perfectly in happenstance with a full blood moon and a King tide."

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