Pruning has now finished in the vineyard and the buds of the new season are beginning to open, heralding the new season. I always enjoy the onset of Spring with the warmer weather and longer days and watching the new vintage emerge only adds to this pleasure.
This year we are a little later releasing our 2013 Koltz The Pagan, which is our flagship wine, made in an amarone style as done in the Valpolicella region of Italy. The grapes were dried for 7 weeks and then fermented for 21 days producing an exciting wine with great complexity. Amarone wines are often described as ‘ vino di meditazione ‘ and are, as such, meant to be drunk at the end of the meal and with good company and conversation.
The Pagan is produced from shiraz grapes from our Blewitt Springs vineyard, where we also produce two other single vineyard shiraz wines, using different techniques. The 2013 Koltz The Wizard is made using the ripasso technique, also from Valpolicella, whereby the skins of The Pagan grapes are used to add complexity and structure to shiraz fermented earlier in the vintage. The 2014 Koltz Estate Shiraz is made using traditional methods of open fermentation and basket pressing. All wines are aged in French oak.
Officially this is our 2013 Pagan release but we are also offering all 3 shiraz wines as a set, so that people can try the 3 wines from the same vineyard, made using different techniques.
So why not try all 3 wines with a 10% discount offer. Either a 6 pack for $ 208.00 with 2 of each wine or a dozen for $416.00 with 4 of each. Of course you can also order any quantity of “The Pagan Shiraz”, for $45/bottle and all dozen orders will be freight free to Capital Cities.