Battle Bosworth Puritan Shiraz 2018

Battle Of Bosworth Puritan Shiraz 2018

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 2018 Battle Of Bosworth Puritan Shiraz is modelled on young Tempranillo of Spain's famous Rioja region. Somewhat uncommonly for McLaren Vale Shiraz, Puritan sees no oak and is bottled as soon as malolactic fermentation is complete with no added preservatives.

The result is a fresh, vibrant expression of McLaren Vale Shiraz; packed with red and black fruits, black cherry, violets and a touch of liquorice. Beautifully approachable and fruit driven, this offers loads of appeal as an early drinking proposition red wines.

Availability: In stock


Extremely limited, only 24 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
VINTAGE: We had above average winter rainfall and although we had a dry June, we recorded decent falls in July and August. Below average rainfall was recorded in spring, and we experienced some warm spring nights. Summer rain tally was also below average despite a wet December. McLaren Vale experienced warm a warm Autumn ripening period with low rainfall. Overall vintage in McLaren Vale produced wine of excellent quality and while total tonnages were down for the season, compared to a wet and fertile 2017, the reports from winemakers on wine quality has been almost universally positive.

WINEMAKING: Puritan is our bright young thing; picked when the grapes are just ripe and full of red and black berry fruit flavour, cool fermented and then bottled once this process has finished. We don’t use any oak barrels when making Puritan as we want the Shiraz flavours to shine through. We also call Puritan a ‘Joven’ style wine – stealing the Spanish term for youthful or young. Describes the wine perfectly.

TASTING NOTES: When we say Puritan is a bright young thing, it almost precisely describes the style. It is full of dark and red fruits and plums and blackberries, too. Some bramble and violet too. Puritan has a great, vibrant dark purple colour, too which lets you know just how young it is. The palate is soft but with structure.

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