Battle Of Bosworth Puritan Shiraz

Battle Of Bosworth Puritan Shiraz 2017

McLaren Vale, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14%

Certified Organic | No Added Preservatives

One of Australia's leading certified organic wineries, the team at Battle Of Bosworth have been growing their grapes organically for over 21 years; consistently delivering high quality examples of McLaren Vale wines.

This 2017 Battle Of Bosworth Puritan Shiraz is modelled on young Tempranillo of Spain's famous Rioja region. Somewhat unusually, Puritan sees no oak and is bottled as soon as malolactic fermentation is complete with no added preservatives. This is a vibrant, fresh expression of McLaren Vale Shiraz; packed with red and black fruits, black cherry, violets and a touch of liquorice. It's certainly not the most complex red you'll taste, however as a fresh, drink-now proposition it is pretty hard to resist.

"While we might imagine the fresh and light brigade reds are going to be shrinking violets, not here - no way. It pours with a vibrant, royal dark purple sheen, and sniffs of just-picked and squeezed plum juice. Given the colour and concentration within, it’s proper shiraz weight. With the faintest of sticky-grippy mouthfeels - even some grunt to satisfy fuller-bodied red drinkers - it’s amazing how easy-stepping this wine is to drink. No added sulphur dioxide preservative. $22" - Tony Love,

"Grown organically, no preservatives added, no oak, bottled young. More or less a ‘joven’ style of shiraz. Fresh, of course. Lively, naturally. It’s a wash of purple fruit, all plums and blackberries, with florals here too, a wheaty note, a general prettiness. Plenty of perk, plenty of spark. Not necessarily a lot of length, but excellent drinkability. Rated: 88 Points Tasted: Oct17 Alcohol: 14.5% Price: $22 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2017 - 2022" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock


Extremely limited, only 6 bottles in stock.

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Battle of Bosworth makes single vineyard, organically grown wines from our family vineyards located in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Battle of Bosworth was established in 2001 by Joch Bosworth and Louise Hemsley-Smith. The wines take their name from the original Battle of Bosworth, fought on Bosworth Field, Leicestershire, England in 1485.

Joch and Louise have been growing their grapes organically for over 21 years. Joch's vision saw him convert 24 acres of vines to organic viticulture in 1995. In 1999 they gained their organic certification from ACO P/L (Australian Certified Organic). This process represented a big leap of faith in many regards, not least because in those days 'organic' was not the buzzword it is today. Their vineyards were the first in McLaren Vale to achieve organic certification too and they were the very first winery to release an organic wine.

While well-known for their organic certification, the outstanding quality of wines produced at Battle Of Bosworth should not be overlooked. These are wines of flavour, texture, purity and balance, with some of the region's leading examples of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Graciano currently being crafted by the team at Battle Of Bosworth.
South Australia
McLaren Vale
We had terrific winter and spring rains leading up to vintage 2017, a marked contrast to the previous year, proving once again if proof were needed, that every vintage is different. We had a cool early part to spring too, combined with the spring rain. Flowering was about 3 weeks later than the previous year which of course meant that vintage was 3 weeks later than normal, or as some old locals said sagely, back to the old normal. There was a very long and slow ripening period which is terrific for allowing grapes to develop their flavours. We had a pretty dry February March and April, once the spring rains finished in mid-January. Overall a late vintage with some incredibly promising reds and outstanding whites.

TASTING NOTES: It does what is says on the tin: Puritan is bright, young fresh, juicy, full of dark and red fruits and plums and blackberries, too. Great colour, dark purple, giving big hints as to its youth, with a bright palate with some great texture and weight, and some lovely tannins, and considerable length too. Do not pass go, open immediately and drink.

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