Every Dog has its day! Cracking a bottle of this will make you feel top dog in your hood. This savoury red is made in a different style to your typical McLaren Vale shiraz. Co-fermentation with Viognier adds complexity and detail to the structure of the wine, whilst lifting the blue fruit aromas on the nose. It's medium bodied and elegantly poised, blackcurrant and blueberry flavours are underscored by subtle herbal notes, which continue to develop with time in the glass.
Awards and Accolades
93 Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front "Floral, spicy, sweet new leather, plum and blueberry. Medium bodied, rich blueberry with some dried herb, tannin sits in the wine nicely, fresh and spicy finish of clean length and lip smacking satisfaction. Vibrant and almost fresh-faced expression of McLaren Vale Shiraz. I wasn’t sure if 92 or 93 points, but either way seems fine to me: it’s not rocket science you know."
About the Winery
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 is a very small producer and all are wines are hand crafted using traditional methods in that they are fermented in open vats and when dry, basket pressed and put to oak. We try to make wines that are individual and reflect our philosophy that wines should be complex but a pleasure to drink at any stage of their evolution.
We 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. Our estate wines will reflect another phase of Koltz evolution, combining individual attention and European experience with Australian style based on shiraz from our vineyard.
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WBW Rating: 93/100
Region: McLaren Vale, SA
Winemaker: Mark Day
Drink now until: 2030
Alc/Vol: 14.5 %
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Wine Box Warehouse ABN 18123750642. Liquor Licence No. 36120654 / 36104331
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