NV
Dandelion Vineyards
'Legacy of Australia'
Pedro Ximenez
South Australia

NV
Dandelion Vineyards
'Legacy of Australia'
Pedro Ximenez
South Australia

The wish is to nurture the unique character of these extremely old (X.O.) Pedro Ximinez vines, to capture them perfectly from barrel. The 'Legacy of Australia' is vigneron and lifelong champion of old vines and fortified wines, Carl Lindner.

Traditionally grown and vinified, the now rare Pedro Ximinéz was first fortified by his family in 1944 and now averages 30 years of age. This wine is hand blended and bottled without fining or filtration. The total residual sugar is 175 grams per liter...though the high acidity makes this a remarkable wine for a cheese course or savory dessert.

Amber-orange. Toffee, candied orange and cherry pit on the nose, with a hint of smoke and slow-building spiciness. Juicy, palate-staining red fruit and molasses flavors show surprising energy and a touch of gingerbread. Very sweet but also focused, with strong grip and spice notes on the long, clinging finish.

  • Region: South Australia
  • Varietal: 100% Pedro Ximenez
  • Vintage: NV
  • Vineyard: Carl Lindner's Barossa Vineyards & McLaren Vale Vineyards
  • Vine Age: 80-100 years old
  • Yield: Varied
  • Soil Type: Primarily Red Clay over Limestone
  • Oak: Solera of 30 years in seasoned American & French barrique
  • Production: 800 cases
Winery & Regional Information
MCLAREN VALE

John Reynell planted grapes at Reynella in 1838 and later employed a young laborer named Thomas Hardy. In so doing, the foundations were being put in place for two wine dynasties that were to dominate the region for over a century. McLaren Vale became the model of the small winery before such enterprises became fashionable in other states, and it... Learn More »

DANDELION VINEYARDS

MCLAREN VALE

At Dandelion Vineyards, it really starts and ends in the vineyard. Why the lonely dandelion as the sit in mascot of the winery? Because the belief is that this pesky little weed is the heart and soul of the vineyard. They sprout with the first site of life in the soil and air and they are eventually refolded back into the earth to become food for the vines. Learn More »

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