Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart Shiraz / 2020 / 375mL
Dark, delving, deep, bright and black voluminous purple.
Freshly shaved dark and bitter chocolate and dark liqueur chocolate aromas; then from the field come laurel leaves, sage still soft not hard, lemon thyme, aniseed, fresh black pepper, and raspberries and blueberries just coated by a morning rain shower.
Tension. Bright berry and plum fruits and freshness and clean acidity that combine to compel the diving-bell depth of fruit to sit upright and well-postured. This fruit flavour is at once both ripe and savoury, giving and yet formal. These flavours combine lock-and-step with the fluffy tannins to make for a mouth-coating, charismatic glass of red wine. It finishes dry and clean with the berry and plum fruit flavours intertwined with rolling tannins.
Wurst. Garlic wurst. German mustard. Rye bread you’ve spent three days making yourself. Red cabbage chiffonade, a teaspoon of olive oil, a teaspoon of water, and an elf’s knife-point of red chilli tossed in a stainless steel sauté pan for 90 seconds. (And a glass of Dandelion Vineyards Riesling beforehand with some cured fish to make for a balanced diet.) Good wine demands simple and honest food - this is a truism one can taste...
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. Dandelion Vineyards are proven plantings that have stood the test of time. Our wish is to nurture the unique character of these vineyards and express their terroir in our wines.