Dutschke St Jakobi Shiraz 2014
$3999each
$479DOZEN
WineryDutschke
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
Each $39.99
$479.00
Available in cases of 6
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.
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%
TASTING NOTES
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.
Wines by Dutschke
Dutschke Block 80 Merlot 2013
WineryDutschke
Fruit CabernetSauv Merlot Shiraz
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $24.99
  $299.00
Available by the dozen
    [ Details ]
Dutschke Gods Hill Road Shiraz 2013
WineryDutschke
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $27.99
  $335.00
Available by the dozen
    [ Details ]
Dutschke Jackson Cabernet Shiraz 2013
WineryDutschke
Fruit CabernetSauv Shiraz
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $28.99
  $347.00
Available by the dozen
    [ Details ]
Dutschke Oscar Semmler Shiraz 2014
WineryDutschke
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $58.99
  $707.00
Available in cases of 6
    [ Details ]
Dutschke Sami Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
WineryDutschke
Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $29.99
  $359.00
Available by the dozen
    [ Details ]
Dutschke St Jakobi Shiraz 2014
WineryDutschke
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $39.99
  $479.00
Available in cases of 6
    [ Details ]
About Dutschke Wines
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. Dutschke»