Pedro Ximénez is the name of a white Spanish wine grape variety grown in several Spanish wine regions, but most notably in the Denominación de Origen of Montilla-Moriles.
Here in Eden Valley it is used to produce an intensely sweet, dark, dessert wine.
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