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1 - 6 of 6 Wines By Dutschke
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Dutschke Block 80 Merlot 2013
Barossa
Available by the dozen
Dutschke are the birthplace of Barossa Merlot, originally sown in 1980 by Ken Semmler, cuttings from Block 80 were removed and replanted by the Vine Improvement Society into nascent sites on some of the nation's most prestigious vineyards. The inaugural harvest of 1990 was mixed with Cabernet and Shiraz under the moniker Willowbend. Since then the branding has evolved into Dutschke, the pick of the estate's Merlot is reserved each year for a pure, St Jakobi Vineyard wine.
$2499each
$297DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Ken Semmler returned to the Barossa after a tour of duty with the RAAF, dodging anti aircraft fire above the jungles of Vietnam. He went to work on his father's farm, planting vines which today are source to some of Lyndoch finest wine grapes. Only the best parcels are vinified and branded as Dutschke, the majority are passed on to other estates. Merlot off fully mature vines grown to the 1980 Block on the elite St. Jakobi family vineyard, are treated to an extravagant maturation of fifteen months in a selection of new and prior use American and French oak hogsheads. Alcohol 14.5%
 
Deep garnet colour. Distinctive perfumed dark berry perfumes, cocoa and carob oak, seasoned by a twist of aromatically spiced French vanilla bean, underbrush and clove. A round soft plum berry palate of fresh fruit flavours, black cherries, parched purple currant characters, all supported by a fine length of pliant velvet tannin and seamless French vanilla oak.
Dutschke Gods Hill Road Shiraz 2013
Barossa
Available by the dozen
The philosophy at Dutscke has always been to hand pick small parcels of fruit from the elite St Jakobi Block and make a range of superior, single vineyard wines. Until recently. Since shifting their operations to Gods Hill Road, there have been a few changes. GHR Shiraz is a small batch assemblage of parcels from precious vineyards within a tiny but exquisite Shiraz growing appellation, displaying elegance and controlled power, with a profound sense of place.
$2799each
$333DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
God's Hill Road is less than two kilometres in length and runs along a small hill range to the west of Lyndoch Valley. Along this short stretch of dirt road are some wonderful old Shiraz sites, tended by some of Barossa's most dedicated growers, planted to a great collection of soil types. There's Peter Gilsmore's Max's Vineyard, sited to sandy terrain with scatterings of ironstone. Robert and Nanette Staker's Vineyard is red earth over clay, atop Benno Semmler's old property. Much of Wally Krieg's Block was planted in the 1920s on red dirt over clay and biscay soils. GHR Shiraz is matured twenty months in a selection of seasoned and new, French and American oak hogsheads. Alcohol 14.5%
 
Dark garnet colour. Big, soft and round nose with bouquets of berry and plum. Ripe fruit characters on a sweetly concentrated palate, spice and mocha notes of French and American oak maturation complement plum and ripe red berry flavours, soft drying tannins highlight the elegant finish.
Dutschke Jackson Cabernet Shiraz 2013
Barossa
Once upon a time, around the end of the nineteenth century, the Semmlers grazed cattle on what are now Dutschke vineyards. They always grew grapes and made their own wine but it wasn't until the 1930s that Oscar Semmler started taking viticulture just a little more seriously. True to the tastes of the time, most of the yield was made into rich ports and fortified styles. Dutschke wines have retained their luscious fruit character, crafted in the timeless old world way, Barossa village Cabernet Shiraz of impeccable balance, elegance and grace.
$2899each
$345DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
 
Deep garnet red hues. Bramble and black plum nose, currants and blueberry spice, cedar, violets and clove. A beautifully sculpted palate, layered with ripe red and black fruits, piquant with pepper notes and a curl of lightly seasoned oak, augmented by firm yet supportive, lingering tannins, a long sweet and savoury finish over a lasting length of refined velvet textures.
Dutschke Oscar Semmler Shiraz 2014
Barossa
Available in cartons of six
Oscar Semmler added to the family farm in the 1930s, planting new rootstock to make port wine. His son returned from a tour of duty with the RAAF in the 1970s and re-established the site to yield fruit for good red table wines, it remains the heart of Dutschke vineyards. The most structured and mouthfilling parcels of Shiraz grown to the superlative St Jakobi Block are set aside each year for Oscar Semmler. Oscar is the reserve label for Dutschke, a flagship Barossa Shiraz representing the best of vintage from within the elite appellation of Lyndoch.
$5899each
$705DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
From vines planted by Ken Semmler, across the road from where Oscar Semmler and his brothers grew up at Lyndoch in the Barossa, alongside the St. Jakobi Lutheran church and school. Oscar is the reserve label for Dutschke, representing the best of the vintage from the highly precious 1975 block of Shiraz. Grapes are harvested and crushed, the must is inoculated and vinified over the course of a fortnight in fermenters under a shed veranda, before being transferred to a selection of seasoned and new French oak hogsheads for completion of ferments. Oscar is then racked and returned to barrel where it remains for twenty one months maturation. Alcohol 14.5%
 
Dark, deep red colour. Ripe bouquets, dense and concentrated, appetizing aromas. A full bodied, ripe and generously fruit filled palate of black berries and plum. Spicy French oak characters and fine grain grape tannins compliment a round sweet fruit palate concentration. The finish is long, with firm tannins and clean acidity. It's a wine that's irresistible today and will continue to soften whilst gaining complexity.
Dutschke Sami Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Barossa
Available by the dozen
At the tender age of six weeks, Samantha Dutschke was introduced to winemaking when her feet were dipped into a bucket of fermenting Cabernet, the idea being to make footprints on paper for her grandparents in America. Whenever a truly spectacular vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon comes around, a small amount of Dutschke Sami is set aside for a very special limited release.
$2999each
$357DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Growing season 2014 was one of those monumental vintage years, parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon were found with tremendous flavour, earmarked for inclusion into Sami's very own. Thanks to uncle Ken Semmler’s 1978 Block on St Jakobi Vineyard at Lyndoch, a few hundred cases of something very limited and quite special has been made. A mouthfilling, generously flavoured Barossa Cabernet wine aged in mainly new and one year old French oak hogsheads for eighteen months. Great effort has been made to ensure the oak treatments compliment and marry into the wine's sweet fruit rather than dominate, Sami will develop more complexity as she grows and evolves. Alcohol 14.5%
 
Deep scarlet colour. Violet and blueberry perfumes, some spice and leather, cocoa, cola and blackberry. A more-ish palate of dark berries, chewy, gummy fruit and intense varietal expressions of black currants with cassis, stylish tannins and defferential oak. A ripe, fully flavoured wine, very approachable now because of its fruit and softness.
Dutschke St Jakobi Shiraz 2014
Barossa
Available in cartons of six
In 1934 Oscar Semmler purchased a vineyard and grazing property across the road from where he and his brothers grew up, at the southern end of Lyndoch in the Barossa, alongside the St. Jakobi Lutheran church and school. From a mere thirty two rows of vine, planted on five acres in 1975 by Oscar's son Ken Semmler, the site is blessed by a harvest of the most outstanding quality fruit every year. St Jakobi Shiraz makes a wine that's rich in spice, dark cherry and chocolate characters, offering great tannin structure for longevity in the bottle.
$3999each
$477DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
It is at the St Jakobi Church that the winemaker, his parents, their parents and grandparents have all been married. The vineyard is harvested over several days. Each parcel must be picked at a time that's just right, to a timetable across the flavour ripening spectrum, resulting in more complexity than if all the fruit were harvested on the same day. Parcels are separately inoculated and treated to ten days in traditional open top fermenters, components are then matured in a combination of French and American oak hogsheads, supplied by nine different coopers. After twenty months, the better barrels are combined to create a final wine of complexity that expresses the full potential of fruit from a superior site. Alcohol 14.6%
 
A deep red colour. Aromas of raspberry and red licorice, bouquets of anise and poppy seed, plum and soy, biscuit and fig. Characters of fruit compotes, white pepper, festive cake and mint. A splendid single vineyard Barossa Shiraz with mouth filling flavours, well integrated oak and tender tannins, to decant and to savour.
Winemaker Wayne Dutschke is blessed by the foresight of his ancestors who planted the winery's vineyard at Lyndoch in the southern end of the Barossa Valley

Once upon a time around the end of the 19th century, this 72 acre patch of real estate included only a few acres of vineyard, with most of the area being dedicated to cropping and dairy cattle. At the start of the 1930's Oscar Semmler, winemaker Wayne Dutschke's grandfather bought the block and more vineyard was planted, but it remained primarily a grazing area for dairy purposes. Oscar's Semmler's Dad referred to the dirt as a wonder of creation, a fact borne out by the wine now coming from it. The vineyard of that time while reflecting the fortified market of the day, did not predict the potential to produce the rich varietal flavours found in current production.

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Oscar's son Ken returned to the Barossa Valley in the early 1970's after first spreading his wings as a fighter pilot with the RAAF, dodging anti-aircraft fire above the jungles of Vietnam. Then in 1975, the transition began with Ken starting the planting of the beloved Shiraz, and it is this first area of Shiraz which provides the precious component of Dutschke Wines. Currently forty five acres are planted with Shiraz making up one third of that area, the balance including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. Most of the fruit gets passed onto other Barossa winemakers.

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Here at Lyndoch the growing conditions are reliable and consistent, allowing the production of premium wines year after year. It's rather fascinating to note that all varieties have performed well, both in an analytic sense and the all important consumer taste test!

In 1990 Ken and Wayne decided to keep some of these grapes for themselves and start producing wine of their own from this vineyard under the brand WillowBend. Production never intended to be a big time operation, with the bulk of the fruit each year being delivered to the Krondorf and Mildara Blass Winemakers.

With the 1998 vintage release, interest from the US led to the name being changed to Dutschke Wines and production for future vintages was revved up to support this market and many others that have followed.

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