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.
2018 Koltz DogDay Shiraz $22 per bottle
The 2018 DogDay Shiraz is as always a vibrant, youthful purple showing its Blewitt Springs origin. The aromas are of red fruits with earthy, chocolate scents.
The 2018 is a bigger wine with volumes of flavour and juiciness but still possessing a good tannin backbone. It would go great with a bowl of pasta.
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 2017 Wizard is a lively, elegant wine with structure and substance and finishes long with hints of our The Pagan wine
The Pagan is our flagship wine made in the style of amarone which is achieved by partially drying the grapes inside our winery. This produces wines of great concentration and complexity.
Picked in mid Feb, the grapes were dried for 6 weeks before crushing and then fermented for 2 weeks before pressing. The wine was then aged for 19 months in 2nd and 3rd use French oak.
The 2017 Pagan is a rich deep garnet and the aroma is dark and brooding and entices one to taste the wine.
The flavour is long and ever present and coats the mouth and lingers. Although quite powerful the wine displays a fine elegance.
As always it will drink well now but cellaring will be well rewarded for up to 20 years.