Barossa - Eden Valley Sweet Riesling
Vineyard: The Riesling used for Ratafia is located at our Avon Brae vineyard in the High Eden region of Eden Valley. Grown at an altitude of 490m with regular breezes allowing for healthy growing conditions.
Season: The 2006 vintage is seen as another high quality year but yields in most varieties were down by 15-20%. The vintage was one of the earliest on record, with whites were nearly all picked by the end of March.
Winemaking: The wine grapes were allowed to sweeten on the vine before hand harvesting and traditionally pressed before chill fermentation. Once fermented dry, an addition of fortified wine was added before bottling and aging to release.
Appearance: Pale yellow golden colour.
Aroma/Bouquet: A distinctive toffee apple nose with hints of fairy floss.
Palate: A generous palate of rich, mouth filling fruit with golden syrup characters, trails on to a lingering, cleansing finish.
Food Pairing: Cheese plates, a large glass of ice for a refreshing summer wine, de-glazing, create a syrup for citrus sponge. Versatile and enticing!
Residual Sugar: 3.04 g/L
Production: 2000 dozen (375ml)
Cellar potential: 25+ years
Winemaker: Christa Deans
Barossa - Eden Valley Pedro Ximenez
Vineyard: A wish is to nurture the unique character of these extremely old (X.O.) Pedro Ximénez wines, to capture them perfectly from barrel.
Australian Vigneron and lifelong champion of old vines and fortified wines - Carl Lindner has unlocked the legacy from his hoard. Traditionally grown and vinified, the now rare Pedro Ximénez was first fortified by his family in 1944.
Winemaking: This wine is hand blended and bottled without fining or filtration. In barrel for approximately 30 years and bottled as required.
Appearance: Deep amber/ochre fading to a rusty orange and translucent fireside embers brown with an olive rim.
Aroma/Bouquet: The bouquet immediately proclaims the age and class of the wine. Freshly toasted pecan nuts, figs, fresh cream, toffee and crème brûlée with English breakfast tea, mandarin citrus peel and hints of maple syrup.
Palate: Sweet and rich with an aged orange peel and honey marmalade middle with candied fruit, citrus and apricot. It has a drying finish thanks to the extremely complex and fresh rancio, and an almost electric, piecing intensity.
Food Pairing: With a zesty nose, three dimensional and refreshing palate. This wine is delicious served moderately chilled as an aperitif. Experiment with this wine – it’s amazing what foods it matches with throughout the entire meal.
Residual Sugar: NA
Cellar potential: 30+ years
Winemaker: Elena Brooks, BSc (Oenology) Adelaide
Barossa - Wine Pack!
Pedro Ximenez, the ultimate sweet wine indulgence.
Hand picked and barrel aged from the original vintage over 30 years ago. The Dandelion Vineyards Pedro Ximenez is a luscious, rich textured, sweet wine and has no boundaries when it comes to food matches.
Translucent, deep amber in colour with a nose of sweet English toffee's, candied citrus fruits, figs and pecan nuts to mention a few. Accompanied by a selection of cheese, dark chocolate truffles and Grandma's traditional Trifle dessert.
Your six pack offer of Pedro Ximenex is one not to be missed and will surely please even the fussiest of your friends this festive season.
Merry Christmas & Enjoy!