The Koltz Shiraz is the first of our estate grown wines and comes from our small block of shiraz at Blewitt Springs. It is produced in small volumes and as with all our wines is open fermented and basket pressed. Portions of this wine undergo extended maceration for up to 50 days, depending on the season and grape maturity.
Once pressed it is aged in French oak barrels for 16 to 20 months. Approximately 30% of the barrels are new and the others one and two years old.
Blewitt Springs is generally 2 to 4 weeks later than most of McLaren Vale and this combined with the sandy soils over ironstone produce distinctive wines. Typically, these wines show aromas of blueberries and earth and are elegant with velvety tannins and good length. Extended maceration contributes to the complexity of our Koltz Shiraz and our aim with this wine is to produce a wine which reflects both our vineyard site and our philosophy.
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