Battle of Bosworth 2005 Shiraz Viognier
Winery/Brand: Battle of Bosworth
Wonderful lifted floral characters emerge on the nose, with blackberry, fresh liquorice and forest ‘funk ’ following on after a few minutes in the glass. With a classic McLaren Vale palate, the Shiraz Viognier has soft tannins, great structure and dark berries that follow through from the nose. There is a definite hint of musk from the Viognier, which, combined with excellent length make this a wine of balance, texture and great flavour.
Winemaking: Traditionally made in open fermenters, finishing fermentation in a mixture of old and new French and American oak. Both Shiraz and Viognier were picked at the same time with the Shiraz at approximately 14.5 degrees Baumé and the Viognier at about 14 degrees Baumé. Shiraz and Viognier were then co-fermented, leaving the final blend at about 90% Shiraz and 10%Viognier.
Harvest Date: 15th March 2005
pH Level: 3.49
Residual Sugar: 2.1g/L
Bottling Date: 3rd March 2006
Trophy for Best Wine of Show - 2006 Australia and New Zealand Organic Wine Show.
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|