Battle Of Bosworth Puritan Shiraz

Battle Of Bosworth Puritan Shiraz 2019

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 2019 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.

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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 good spring rains but lower summer rainfall than we usually receive in McLaren Vale. As a result of this dry growing period, disease pressure was low (no mildews!) although we had a couple of heat spikes in late January and some hot days in February which resulted in reduced crops compared to 2018 (down by up to 30% depending on variety). Whites were picked early in February and picking of the reds started at the beginning of March and was largely all over by the end of the month. Quality is terrific however, and we have great hopes for the reds from 2019 and judging by this (new) white wine, the whites are pretty smart too.

WINEMAKING: Keep it simple stupid we said to Joch, and we reckon he’s done a good job. There’s nothing too clever about making this wine; pick the grapes when they are ripe and showing lovely red fruit characters. Crush and ferment them in small open fermenters, shove into stainless steel tanks (no oak characters required0, allow the wine to go through MLF (‘Malo - malolactic fermentation, google it if you need more info) and then bottle it under screwcap. Puritan is our luscious version of a Spanish ‘Joven’ style wine which is made in Rioja using Tempranillo. We don’t have any Tempranillo here at BoB (Joch isn’t that mad about the variety) so we used what we do best instead - Shiraz.

TASTING NOTES: Amazing colour - purple and very youthful. Bursting with dark and red fruits characters on the nose, and plums and blackberries, too. Hints of bramble. Soft juicy palate. Eminently drinkable, or ‘smashable’ as the young folk say.

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