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Battle Bosworth Heretic Touriga Graciano

Battle Of Bosworth Heretic Touriga Gracino Shiraz 2017

McLaren Vale, South Australia   |    750ml   |    13.5%
One of Australia's leading certified organic wineries, the team at Battle Of Bosworth having been growing their grapes organically for over 21 years, consistently delivering high quality examples of McLaren Vale wines.

The 2017 Battle Of Bosworth 'Heretic' Touriga is their fourth incarnation of this highly acclaimed Portuguese variety, which this vintage is blended with some Graciano and Shiraz. Perhaps most famous as one of the key varieties used to make Port, the team at Battle of Bosworth have produced an incredibly interesting, floral, mid-weight dry red wine here. Open fermented and no exposure to oak, the lifted floral characters and blue fruit and dark cherry flavours to shine.

"Low alcohol but dark colour and no sign of unripeness. Light on its feet but jubey and sweet with herb and dust-like notes as tempering agents. Chewy finish works well. Super fresh. Excellent drink-now option. 90 Points. $28. 12.5% alc. Drink by 2023" - Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion 2020.

Availability: 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
WINEMAKING: Small batch winemaking is the order of the day; small amounts of Touriga, Graciano and Shiraz were open fermented separately. Some of the batches spent time in older oak, some did not. The 3 varieties were blended prior to bottling. Touriga Nacional from Portugal, Graciano from Spain and Shiraz from McLaren Vale! Yes, we do know that ampelographers believe that Shiraz originated in the town of Shiraz in Persia, but we think it has found its true home here in the Vale.

TASTING NOTES: ‘Heretic’ is super bright and lively with hints of red fruits and bergamot on the nose. It is a mid-weight wine, showing blue fruits on the palate. It is an incredibly lively wine with long, light, fine and bright tannins and a freshness on the finish which is delicious.

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