Koltz The Etruscan
The 2009 Etruscan is 65% Sangiovese grown by Nat McMurtrie in McLaren Vale, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon grown in Langhorne Creek on the old Metala vineyards and 10% Shiraz grown on our own vineyard in Blewitt Springs McLaren Vale.
As with all our wines the Etruscan is fermented in 1 tonne open fermenters and the majority of the wine undergoes extended maceration for up to 35 days. Once ready the grapes are basket pressed and transferred to French oak barrels roughly made up of 30% new oak and equal proportions of 2nd and 3rd use barrels.
10% 0f the blend is made using a Tuscan technique called 'governo all'uso' which helps in the wines structure and complexity. The nose of The Etruscan is dominated by Sangiovese with red fruits being prominent. It is a dry, savoury wine with pronounced fine tannins and good length. It is made for drinking with food.