Koltz Wines

At Koltz  we produce our flagship wines from our own  Blewitt Springs vineyard. This ensures that we have total control of grape quality, producing low yielding, high quality grapes hand picked at exactly the right time and then immediately processed in our onsite winery.

 

 

2016 Koltz DogDay Shiraz          $22 per bottle

The 2016 DogDay Shiraz is a vibrant, youthful purple – typical DogDay colour – poised rather than inky, with graphite,  blue and red fruits.  This speaks very clearly of McLaren Vale’s cooler sites.

Elegant, yet concentrated.  It has a dark core to it, along with its usual light footedness.  A compelling wine that demands another sip – it unfurls as it breathes, and displays the modern subtlety McLaren Vale is celebrated for.

 

 

2016 Koltz The Wizard          $38 per bottle

The Wizard is made in the Ripasso method developed in Valpolicella in northern Italy. After the making of our amarone style wine, “The Pagan”, we retain the skins and then select our best batches of shiraz from the vintage and re-ferment it over those skins. The technique is used to give the wine more depth and results in a velvety fine tannin structure.

The Wizard normally spends around 3 weeks on the Pagan skins and is then repressed using our basket press and put to oak for 22 months.

The 2016 Wizard  is a spicy lively wine with good length and vibrant acidity with aromas of cherries and dark fruits.

 

 

 

2015 Koltz The Pagan Shiraz          $50 per bottle

The Pagan is our flagship wine made in the style of amarone which is achieved by drying the grapes inside our winery for up to seven weeks. This produces wines of great concentration and complexity.

The 2015 Pagan is an opaque and concentrated wine which is both poised and complex on the nose. Liqueur cherries, cinnamon and cranberries show through.

Rounded and slippery on the palate, the tannins are integrated and there is a freshness to this Pagan.

The 2015 Pagan is quite approachable at this stage given its freshness yet it will live for many more years  and develop beautifully due to its  structure, balanced acidity and generous fruit.

 

 

2014 Koltz The Pagan Shiraz     SOLD OUT    $50 per bottle

The Pagan is our flagship wine made in the style of amarone which is achieved by drying the grapes inside our winery for up to seven weeks. This produces wines of great concentration and complexity.

The grapes for the 2014 Pagan were picked late Febuary and early March and then dried on racks inside the winery for 6 weeks and then crushed and fermented for 24 days before being lightly pressed. The wine was aged in French oak for 24 months before being bottled.

The 2014 Koltz The Pagan is a savoury complex wine, full bodied, mouth filling and with good length. Layers of flavours, currants, blueberries and spice, are balanced by the fine fine tannin and good acidity. 

 

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