SEARCH»
Secure delivery by Australia Post • Free shipping**conditions apply
Koltz Shiraz 2012
  Shiraz
  McLaren Vale South Australia
     
  Bottle Dozen
 
$ 26 99   $ 323 00
  Bottle Dozen
Available by the dozen
Koltz is a very small producer of hand crafted wines, made to traditional methods, fermented in open vats, basket pressed and matured under finely grained oaks. Koltz try to make wines that are individual and reflect the estate's philosophy that wines should be a pleasure to drink at every stage of their evolution. Vintage at Blewitt Springs is generally two to four weeks later than most of McLaren Vale. The sandy soils over ironstone make distinctive wines. Shiraz is open fermented and basket pressed, portions are treated to an extended maceration for up to fifty days, depending on season and ripeness. The finished wine is matured in a selection of seasoned and new French oak barrels for up to twenty months.
Koltz, winner of the Small Vignerons Award, is a small fifty tonne winery located within the elite Blewitt Springs appellation of McLaren Vale. All wines are estate grown and crafted, the operation is very much hands on. Shiraz was the estate's first effort, produced in small volumes, from fruit grown to a small but very special block of vine. Characterized by blueberry and earth characters, elegant with velvety tannins and superb length. Extended maceration contributes to the complexity, the aim being to construct a Shiraz which reflects the excellence of site.
Deep vibrant dark purple colour. Lovely berry fruit pastille characters with a touch of spice supported by subtle cedary oak. A middle weight wine with a soft generous mid palate finishing over nice firm tannins. Mouthfilling, a lift of spicey fruit carries through from the nose. Excellent value for the Koltz entry point wine, there's plenty to appreciate in this pure and ripe, well crafted, concentrated Shiraz.
Koltz, winner of the Small Vignerons Award, is a small fifty tonne winery located within the elite Blewitt Springs appellation of McLaren Vale. All wines are estate grown and crafted, the operation is very much hands on. Shiraz was the estate's first effort, produced in small volumes, from fruit grown to a small but very special block of vine. Characterized by blueberry and earth characters, elegant with velvety tannins and superb length. Extended maceration contributes to the complexity, the aim being to construct a Shiraz which reflects the excellence of site.
Results 1 - 0 of 0
Pages
Koltz began as a small wine label in 1995 when winemaker Mark Day and Anna Koltunow made their first wine using grapes from the Bottin Vineyard in McLaren Vale

Since that time Koltz has evolved and now specialises in Shiraz and Shiraz blends from the McLaren Vale region, renowned for its Shiraz wines worldwide. Mark Day has worked as a wine maker for Maxwell Wines and Wirra Wirra in McLaren Vale and as a consultant in Italy and France over the last 6 European vintages.

 Koltz

Koltz are located on a scenic vineyard in the Blewitt Springs region of McLaren Vale and are now in the process of building a small boutique winery. Mark Day has worked as a wine maker for Maxwell Wines and Wirra Wirra in McLaren Vale and as a consultant in Italy and France over the last 6 European vintages.

Koltz is a very small producer and all their wines are hand crafted using traditional methods; fermented in open vats and when dry, basket pressed and put to oak. Koltz try to make wines that are individual and reflect the winery's philosophy that wines should be complex but a pleasure to drink at any stage of their evolution.

Their estate wines will reflect another phase of Koltz evolution, combining individual attention and European experience with Australian style based on Shiraz from their own vineyard. McLaren Vale is situated 40 kilometres south of Adelaide in South Australia and has a Mediterranean climate with an annual rainfall of approximately 650 mls. It stretches from coastal plains to the foothills of the southern Mount Lofty ranges and this creates variation in both altitude and terroir.

 Koltz

Different soils and micro climates produce different wines. The vineyards of Blewitt Springs are generally sand on ironstone gravel and just under 200 metres above sea level. As a result the Shiraz from this area is elegant with fine silky tannins and good length and mouth feel. Koltz also sources grapes from vineyards in the Willunga region of McLaren Vale where the soils are darker deep clay and loam and produce more robust, richer wines with firmer tannins.

"Mark Day and Anna Koltunow released their first wine in 1995, using grapes from the Bottin Vineyard in McLaren Vale. Mark Day had worked as winemaker at Maxwell Wines and Wirra Wirra in McLaren Vale, and has been a Flying Winemaker for six consecutive vintages in Europe. Day and Koltunow decided to specialise in Shiraz and Shiraz blends from the McLaren Vale region, but added Sangiovese and Mourvedre to the mix in 2002." -James Halliday

Koltz

Home | Shopping Cart | Checkout | Contact | Shipping & Delivery
WARNING Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years. The penalty exceeds $6,000.
It is an offence for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor. The penalty exceeds $500. Liquor Licence 51409215

The Winelistaustralia team possess many decades of accumulated experience in the fine wine industry, we are dedicated to delivering the highest standards of customer service

Customer Hotline
Phone us on 1300 996 891 and we'll respond ASAP