Barossa South Australia
Dandelion are a sacred accord of grower and precious vines, treating the fruit from heirloom vineyards to the finest traditions of artisanal winemaking. Carl Lindner is a dedicated custodian of old Pedro XimÃ©nez vines, himself a true Legacy of the Barossa and lifelong paladin of fortified wine. Traditionally grown and vinified, the very rare Pedro Ximinez was first fortified by his family in 1944 and now averages thirty years of age. This wine is assembled by hand and bottled without fining or filtration. Legacy Pedro Ximenez is best enjoyed within a week of opening.
Dandelion grow their own grapes and source from the most precious old sites. Their vineyards are family, their wines are children. The lifelong search to appreciate and understand the essence of wine and terroir, leads to a vinous treasure hunt. Dandelion Vineyards are proven plantings that have stood the test of time. Making timeless wines requires separating single sites and even single soil types, vine by vine if need be. It is the aim of vigneron Carl Lindner and the Dandelion team to nurture the unique character of extremely old X.O. Pedro Ximinez, to preserve the virtues of the precious wines as they age and evolve in a selection of seasoned oak barrels. Alcohol 19.0%
Deep amber/ ochre fading to a rusty orange. Freshly toasted pecan nuts, figs, fresh cream toffee and creme brulee notes, english breakfast tea, maple and mandarin. Sweet and rich, an aged orange peel and honey marmalade palate with candied fruit, citrus/ apricot and toffee flavours that flow to a drying finish, complex rancio, piercing intensity.