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 vintage began with well below-average winter rainfall, followed by a warm and dry spring, which enhanced flowering to ensure above-average yield potential. Low disease pressure was maintained by one of the hottest Decembers on record, though temperatures cooled down in the New Year with rain falling around veraison (late January). Hand managed canopies ensured open, light and airy vines could ripen fruit to a high quality with a broad spectrum of fruit flavours.
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
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!