Beautiful amber colour. Attractive marmalade and citrus peel character.
Tasting Notes: Turkey Flat Pedro Ximenez is a liqueur wine made in the same way as the slightly more famous Pedro Ximenez Sherry wines from Jerez in Spain. This Pedro Ximenez is fortified and then aged in a Solera System. The wines have an average age of 7 years. The result is a sticky, sweet dessert wine that is lighter in style to PX Sherry - a lovely nutty character that has a light freshness. The nose has aromas of orange / citrus, marmalade, dried fruit, coffee, figs, raisins and and spices. The palate has flavours of marmalade, apricot, figgy, confit fruits and spicy / oaky rancio notes. it is full, luscious and intense, sweet yet clean, fresh and not cloying with a good lingering finish.
Turkey Flat Vineyards are located at Tanunda Creek in the heart of the Barossa Valley and are named after the flocks of wild bush turkeys that used to roam the area.
The grapes for the Turkey Flat Pedro Ximenez are grown specifically for Turkey Flat Vineyards by a number of traditional Barossa grape growers. When ready the canes are cut, allowing the grapes to dehydrate and concentrate. The grapes are always left to the last minute for harvest so that they are very ripe and sweet (and potentially raisined, if left long enough). After harvest the grapes are crushed and allowed to macerate for 4 days. The juice is then fortified with grape brandy spirit (a neutral, unaged spirit) and matured in a combination of French oak hogsheads and vats.
Food Match : Serve with Gorgonzola cheese - most blue cheeses. With Chocolate Tart & Salted Caramel Ice Cream. Delicious as part of an Affagatto (espresso shot, vanilla bean ice-cream & PX).
Grape : 100% Pedro Ximenez
Producer : Mark Baulman, Turkey Flat Vineyards
Country : Taunda, Barossa, Australia