2015
Dandelion Vineyards
'March Hare of the Barossa'
Mataró
Barossa Valley

2015
Dandelion Vineyards
'March Hare of the Barossa'
Mataró
Barossa Valley

This is a single vineyard wine from Carl Lindner’s Old Block near Lyndoch, the cooler, wetter southern end of the Barossa, ideal for Mataró or Mourvédre as it is also known (also called Monastrell in Spain). The March Hare Vineyard is also ideal at attracting wildlife, including hares who from the first color in the grapes madly attack the fruit from March onwards and from all directions. Selected bunches were hand picked by family and friends on March the 27th and gently crushed into open top fermenters. After 14 days fermentation the wine was then basket-pressed into older French and Bulgarian oak barriques for 18 months maturation and then bottled without filtration or fining, to capture the essence of the vineyard and will reward cellaring and decanting.

Opulent, welcoming, round and mouth filling. This overindulgence is saved at the palate’s end with drying tannins and a cleansing lick of acidity. Long and lingering with a taste of plums that remind you of the wines first enticing perfume.

  • Region: Barossa Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Mataró
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Vineyard: Carl Lindner's Old Block near Lyndoch
  • Vine Age: 88 years old
  • Yield: 2.2 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Brown Clay Loam intermixed with Grey Sand
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Oak: 18 months in neutral Bulgarian & French barriques
  • Production: 800 cases
Winery & Regional Information
MCLAREN VALE

John Reynell planted grapes at Reynella in 1838 and later employed a young laborer named Thomas Hardy. In so doing, the foundations were being put in place for two wine dynasties that were to dominate the region for over a century. McLaren Vale became the model of the small winery before such enterprises became fashionable in other states, and it... Learn More »

DANDELION VINEYARDS

MCLAREN VALE

At Dandelion Vineyards, it really starts and ends in the vineyard. Why the lonely dandelion as the sit in mascot of the winery? Because the belief is that this pesky little weed is the heart and soul of the vineyard. They sprout with the first site of life in the soil and air and they are eventually refolded back into the earth to become food for the vines. Learn More »

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