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.
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.