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 - Riesling Semi - Sweet Wine
Vineyard: Four tonne of Riesling fruit was sourced from a neighboring vineyard in Eden Valley, machined picked in the cool of the evening.
Season: The 2016 vintage had a dry start through the winter, followed by a warm spring. This encouraged flowering to begin with a high expectation of flowers developing into fruit set. Minimal disease pressure was a positive but challenging with the summer season; dry and extremely hot. By the end of December some rain was received with a decent rainfall in March. The vintage harvest was earlier than expected but given the warm and dry season was a relief to grapevines; in particular old dry grown vines.
Wine making: NA
Appearance: light straw & green hues
Aroma/Bouquet: Vibrant lifted floral perfume with lemon citrus that overlays notes of kiwi fruit, green apples and musk.
Palate: Ripe nectarine, apple with soft lemon and lime sorbet on the finish. A medium dry sweetness on the palate, the wine develops texture and depth with vibrant acidity.
Food Pairing: Spicy cuisine or as a dessert wine enjoyed with cheese plates and lemon meringue pie.
Residual Sugar: 24 g/L
Production: 230 dozen (750ml)
Cellar potential: 5+ years
Wine maker: Christa Deans
Vineyard: The first venture for making a semi-sweet Riesling in the Eden Hall wine range. Sourced from the single estate vineyard and hand managed to meticulous detail. Grown at high altitude in the high Eden region (550m) of the Barossa which entails a long and cool ripening.
Season: The 2018 growing season started with average winter rains following into a dry spring and summer period. Ripening in the vineyard was hasty but impressive quality of wine grapes was achieved with minimal disease pressure.
Winemaking: Riesling fruit was gently pressed before placed in a chilled fermenter. Residual sugar was kept to a minimum to ensure low alcohol was attained, resulting in a wine of generous fruit and acidity.
Appearance: Pale straw colour.
Nose: Aromatic sweetness allures you to entice for a moment longer. Highly perfumed of rose petals and musk nuances.
Palate: A generous palate of forward fruit dominated by Pink Lady apples and cinnamon spice. Integrated acidity is subtle with delicate nuances delivering a soft and deliberately tempting wine.
Food Pairing: Enjoy chilled as an aperitif, spicy Asian foods, cheese plates or desserts; a wine for all occasions!
Residual Sugar: 61 g/L
Production: 233 dozen (750ml)
Cellar potential: Drink now
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 - Eden Valley Wine Pack
Like so many wine appreciators, you'll be enchanted with the Dandelion Vineyards trio selection. A tempting choice of award winning wines, which are handcrafted from boutique vineyards across the Barossa.
Wine Pack Offer;
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Barossa - Eden Valley Riesling
A six pack of Riesling wines sourced from Poonawatta and the Eden Hall vineyards, from Barossa's beautiful high country - Eden Valley.
Off-Dry Riesling is also known as semi-sweet. A delicious softly textured white wine with a light and slightly sweet finish. Enjoyed by many appreciating the sweeter things in life. It presents lower acidity, lighter alcohol and delicate with mouth watering fruit flavours.
Best served chilled and matches beautifully with shellfish. Spicy Thai curries and full flavoured dishes, cheese plates or an awe inspiring sweet dessert.
Six Pack Includes;
Exceptional value, limited production, hand crafted single vineyard wines - 230 cases.
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!