Dandelion Vineyards, 'Lion's Tooth of the McLaren Vale', 75CL

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An almost forgotten about but timeless blend, this 95% Shiraz and 5% Riesling is a marriage of red fruits and rose petals from the aromatic Eden Valley Riesling. On the palate; wild cherries, blueberries and oaky spice. The tannins are pronounced but velvety with a soft finish thanks from the Riesling. The Shiraz grapes were hand harvested and whole bunch fermented with stalks in open fermenters on top of Riesling skins for 11 days. The cap was hand plunging twice daily before being gently pressed into a mix of new and old French oak barriques to complete fermentation. The wine remained in these barrels for 18 months before being racked and bottled without filtration or fining.

Shiraz/Riesling

2018

McLaren Vale, Australia

ABV: 14.5%


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