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Dutschke Pedro Ximenez

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Dutschke Pedro Ximénez 12+ Year Old

In the past we’ve mentioned our good friends Wally Krieg and his sister Daphne. Both have unfortunately passed away over recent years. Wally was 83 years of age and Daphne 90. Both lived good, humble lives on the old farming property on the corner of Gods Hill Road and Krieg Road just down the road from our home and winery. This farm had been in the Krieg family for more than 150 years. On this property Wally grew crops, ran sheep and managed a 20-acre (approx. 8 Hectares) vineyard planted by his father back in the 1920’s and 30’s. It is from this vineyard we take Shiraz each year to blend into the Gods Hill Road Shiraz.

Pedro Ximénez (PX) was another grape variety in Wally’s vineyard, one of the two main grape varieties grown in the southern wine area of Jerez, Spain, where Sherry is produced. The other major variety is Palomino. Both are relatively high yielding white grapes that love to grow in warm, dry conditions, so they are suited perfectly to growing in the Barossa as well as southern Spain. Pedro, when not blended with Palomino, is often used to produce famously rich and luscious fortified wines.

In the early 2000’s Wally was finding it difficult to sell his beloved Pedro grapes, as many wineries were no longer making fortified wine and Pedro, when turned to dry white wine is typically neutral in flavour. So Wally made the decision to slowly start grafting the old vines across to Shiraz.

In both 2005 & 2006, knowing that these vines wouldn’t be around forever, we chose to purchase the Pedro grapes and turn them into a sweet fortified wine, to age in barrel until we could decide how or where we’d use it. Now, 12+ years on we’ve made the decision! Both the 2005 & 2006 Vintages have been blended together to give us a scrumptious old fortified wine.

We trust you’ll enjoy it!

Winemaker: Wayne Dutschke
Vineyard: Wally Krieg’s block
Region: Gods Hill Road, Lyndoch, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Varieties: Pedro Ximénez (PX)
Alcohol: 19.0%
Oak Maturation: 12+ years in old French & American Hogsheads

Dutschke Wines is a family-owned boutique producer of classic Barossa red wines and fortifieds.

Wayne Dutschke

Wayne started making wine in 1979 in Australia as well as knocking out a few vintages in Spain and California. In 1990, Wayne formed his own brand called WillowBend producing a blend of Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet. Interest from the United States in 1998 brought about a name change to Dutschke Wines as well as a few new brands – GHR Neighbours Shiraz, St. Jakobi Shiraz and the reserve wine Oscar Semmler Shiraz.

Since their first crush in 1990, Dutschke Wines has strived to make wines of the highest quality that show Wayne’s expression of the characteristics of that precious patch of dirt from a precious corner of the Barossa Valley.

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Dutschke Pedro Ximénez 12+ Year Old

In the past we’ve mentioned our good friends Wally Krieg and his sister Daphne. Both have unfortunately passed away over recent years. Wally was 83 years of age and Daphne 90. Both lived good, humble lives on the old farming property on the corner of Gods Hill Road and Krieg Road just down the road from our home and winery. This farm had been in the Krieg family for more than 150 years. On this property Wally grew crops, ran sheep and managed a 20-acre (approx. 8 Hectares) vineyard planted by his father back in the 1920’s and 30’s. It is from this vineyard we take Shiraz each year to blend into the Gods Hill Road Shiraz.

Pedro Ximénez (PX) was another grape variety in Wally’s vineyard, one of the two main grape varieties grown in the southern wine area of Jerez, Spain, where Sherry is produced. The other major variety is Palomino. Both are relatively high yielding white grapes that love to grow in warm, dry conditions, so they are suited perfectly to growing in the Barossa as well as southern Spain. Pedro, when not blended with Palomino, is often used to produce famously rich and luscious fortified wines.

In the early 2000’s Wally was finding it difficult to sell his beloved Pedro grapes, as many wineries were no longer making fortified wine and Pedro, when turned to dry white wine is typically neutral in flavour. So Wally made the decision to slowly start grafting the old vines across to Shiraz.

In both 2005 & 2006, knowing that these vines wouldn’t be around forever, we chose to purchase the Pedro grapes and turn them into a sweet fortified wine, to age in barrel until we could decide how or where we’d use it. Now, 12+ years on we’ve made the decision! Both the 2005 & 2006 Vintages have been blended together to give us a scrumptious old fortified wine.

We trust you’ll enjoy it!

Winemaker: Wayne Dutschke
Vineyard: Wally Krieg’s block
Region: Gods Hill Road, Lyndoch, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Varieties: Pedro Ximénez (PX)
Alcohol: 19.0%
Oak Maturation: 12+ years in old French & American Hogsheads

Dutschke Wines is a family-owned boutique producer of classic Barossa red wines and fortifieds.

Wayne Dutschke

Wayne started making wine in 1979 in Australia as well as knocking out a few vintages in Spain and California. In 1990, Wayne formed his own brand called WillowBend producing a blend of Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet. Interest from the United States in 1998 brought about a name change to Dutschke Wines as well as a few new brands – GHR Neighbours Shiraz, St. Jakobi Shiraz and the reserve wine Oscar Semmler Shiraz.

Since their first crush in 1990, Dutschke Wines has strived to make wines of the highest quality that show Wayne’s expression of the characteristics of that precious patch of dirt from a precious corner of the Barossa Valley.

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Dutschke

Country

Australia

Price

$50 – $100

Type

10 Year Old Tawny

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