AMAZING FORTIFIED FROM THE BAROSSA
Pedro Ximénez 12+ Year Old
Pedro Ximénez (PX) is 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 in southern Spain. Pedro, when not blended with Palomino, is often used to produce famously rich and luscious fortified wines.
In the early 2000’s many wineries were no longer making fortified wine and Pedro, when turned to dry white wine is typically quite neutral in flavour. So the decision was made to slowly start grafting the old vines across to Shiraz.
In both 2005 & 2006, knowing that these vines wouldn’t be around forever, Dutschke chose to purchase the Pedro grapes and turn them into a sweet fortified wine, to age in barrel until they could decide how or where we’d use it. Now, over 12 years on, the decision has been made! Both the 2005 & 2006 Vintages have been blended together to give us a scrumptious old fortified wine.
We trust you’ll enjoy it!
92 Points - James Halliday
500mL | 19%abv | Barossa Valley, South Australia