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.
2013 Koltz DogDay Sangiovese Sold out $20 per bottle
Sangiovese from our vineyard and from McMurtrie Road in McLaren Vale were small batch fermented with 15 days of extended maceration. The wines was then basket pressed and underwent malolactic fermentation in a mix of french oak where they spent 15 months, before being blended and bottled.
The 2013 Koltz DogDay Sangiovese is palate rich and full flavoured with lovely fine tannin. Aromas of red fruits and tea leaf . A great wine with any food, but especially fine with mushroom pizza.
2016 Koltz DogDay Shiraz $24 per bottle
The 21016 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.
2014 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 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.