Battle of Bosworth 2006 Shiraz



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Winery/Brand: Battle of Bosworth


With a bright red/ crimson colour the 2006 Shiraz has hints of smoked meat with spice and deep fresh black fruits on the nose with a full, long, fresh palate.

Technical Details:
Picking Dates: 16th, 25th and 28th March 2006
pH Level 3.56
Total Acidity: 6.57 g/L
Alc/ Vol: 14.5.0%
Bottling Date: 13th September 2007



The Story

Vintage 2006:Terrific winter and spring rains resulted in the growth of big vine canopies, which were more than able to protect the grapes from the spike in heat that occurred in late January. The post January ripening conditions were almost ideal, with lower than average temperatures and no rain whatsoever.
Winemaking: As a single vineyard wine, the Shiraz is made in a myriad of ways to provide a range of components from which to make the final wine. Traditional vinification saw the Shiraz undergoing a gentle fermentation in open fermenters with daily pump-overs. Approximately a third of the Shiraz was pressed off into barrel to finish ferment. A very small percentage of cordon cut, vine-dried Shiraz was blended back to the wine prior to bottling. The Shiraz matured in a mix of new and older French and American oak barriques prior to bottling.

95 points. Opaque black crimson colour with deep crimson hue. Superb nose of violet, ripe plum, vanilla, spice and blackberry, showing excellent varietal character. The palate has excellent weight and mouthfeel - classic joosy McLaren Vale. Layers of vanilla, plum and spice are evident over a black pepper back palate. Fine grained, perfectly balanced tannins. Very long aftertaste of vanilla, plum, liquorice and black pepper. Nicks Wine Merchants, April 2008

The Specs

RegionMcLaren Vale, SA
PackagingGlass Bottle