Dandelion Vineyards, `Lionheart of the Barossa` Shiraz 2021
Named after the Dandelions that grow between the vines to help naturally supress winter weeds, the Dandelion Vineyards is produced from old vine (over 100 years!) Shiraz. Old vines typically produce intensely concentrated wines, so you can expect layers of dark berry and plum flavours set against a backbone of refreshing acidity. The tannins melt away to leave a soft, fruit filled finish.
Leading Australia journalist, Nick Stock, describes Dandelion as follows: “Brooks has teamed up with his winemaking wife Elena, a woman whose talents are outweighed only by her tolerance, in an exciting new venture called Dandelion Vineyards. The approach is remarkably simple and sees Elena making wine from a suite of beautiful old vineyards across that blessed curve that runs from the Barossa, up through the Eden Valley and Adelaide Hills and down into McLaren Vale.”