`Legacy of Australia` Barossa Valley Pedro Ximénez

Barossa Valley

Dandelion Vineyards

Dandelion Vineyards is the venture of self-titled 'typist' Zar Brooks, his winemaking wife...

Elena and growers Carl Lindner and Brad Rey, with wines made from the Barossa and Eden Valleys, Fleurieu and McLaren Vale. Nick Stock, one of Australia's leading journalists, has described 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 identified by Carl Lindner and Brad Rey across that blessed curve that runs from the Barossa, up through the Eden Valley and Adelaide Hills and down into McLaren Vale.'

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Vineyards

The vines for this rare XO Pedro Ximenez have an average age of 30 years. Vigneron Carl Lindner's family have being growing PX and producing the fortified wine there since 1944.

Vinification

Traditionally made using artisinal winemaking practices, this wine is hand blended and bottled without fining or filtration.

Tasting Notes

Deep amber/ochre fading to a rusty orange hue. Extraordinary nose of crème brulée, citurs peel, maple syrup, almonds, figs and raisins. Sweet and rich on the palate with vibrant acidity and flavours of candied fruit, citrus, apricot, dried figs and toffee.

Vintage Information

Vintage NV
Grape varieties 100% Pedro Ximénez
Region Barossa Valley, South Australia
Winemaker Elena Brooks
Alcohol (ABV) 18.5%
Acidity 7.09g/l
Residual Sugar 186g/l
Wine pH 3.33