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Lion's Tooth Mclaren Vale

Lion’s Tooth Mclaren Vale Shiraz Riesling

Lion’s Tooth Mclaren Vale – Shiraz Riesling

Whole bunches from our most distinctive Shiraz from Pieri family’s Vineyard were hand harvested in mid 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.

Colour Dark, deep, strong, purple- black and massive.
Nose This red wine’s powerful appearance is immediately assuaged by its aromatics: berrylisciousness. There is also spice, anise, soy (Japanese low-sodium), white chocolate, liquorice, white and green pepper, and dried citrus peel – the latter aromatic courtesy of the Troy ounce of riesling in the mix.
Palate And that same riesling addition speaketh the tongue that Shakespeare spake, as it were: freshness, poetry, natural neologisms and iambic pentameter – aka, structure. The sweet and ripe shiraz plushness of McLaren Vale’s mid-palate; the tannins all so powdery and minerally that act like an internal yet invisible load-bearing wall. The hint of grated beetroot freshly lifted from the ground; mushroom compost; African violets at sunset; and the 5% riesling. You’d only notice it if it were not there.
Drink This red wine’s balanced personality enables it to cross many cultural and social barriers. Being both rich and giving, yet tensioned and elegant, it chats as easily with steak au poivre at 1pm as it does with a chicken and apricot and harissa tagine at 8pm. Or special fried rice and a five-spice quail at midnight supper. this wine by your side do not be afraid.
Specifics Composition: 95% Shiraz, 5% Riesling Alcohol: 14.5% TA: 6.27g/L pH: 3.55 Latitude 35°13’44” South Longitude 138°33’13” East Altitude 281 = 86 Metres

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Lion’s Tooth Mclaren Vale – Shiraz Riesling

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: Shiraz BlendsRegion: South Australia, McLaren ValeVintage: 2021Grape Details: Shiraz RieslingSKU: DANDE02

£16.99 a bottle

3 in stock


Dandelion Vineyards

Dandelion Vineyards are proven plantings that have stood the test of time. We grow our own grapes and source from the best of family vineyards. Our wish is to nurture the unique character of these vineyards and express their terroir in our wines.
We believe that to capture variety, vintage and vineyard requires an enlightened approach. Separating single sites, and even single soil types, vine by vine if need be.
Five Red Star Winery: James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
“This is a highly impressive partnership… It brings together vineyards spread across the Adelaide Hills, Eden Valley, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Fleurieu Peninsula. Elena is not only the beautiful wife of industry dilettante Zar Brooks, but also an exceptionally gifted winemaker

McLaren Vale

The McLaren Vale is predominately a red wine region, producing some of the best red wines in South Australia. Vineyards were first planted in the mid 1800s. One of the early pioneers Thomas Hardy established a business that evolved to BRL Hardy, one of the largest wine companies in the country. The region also has a healthy number of boutique wineries that consistently make fine wines and experiment with different wine styles. The climate is warm to hot with dry summers, and benefits from cooling breezes from the St Vincent Gulf. The main wine styles: Red – Shiraz (rich, ripe & generous), Cabernet Sauvignon; White – Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc.

Shiraz Blends

Blend Australia’s finest fleshy fruity grape variety with other grape varieties results in some wonderful wines.

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