Battle of Bosworth 2006 War of the Rosé



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Winery/Brand: Battle of Bosworth


The War of the Rosé has a bright magenta colour with a touch of purple. The nose shows lively cut grass, red cherry fruit and watermelon rind. The palate is super long, bright and clean, with fresh cherry fruit bound up with perfectly balanced acid and tremendous length. The wine finishes dry, clean and wonderfully fresh.



The Story

The War of the Rosé was made to be a rosé and not a ‘Saigneé’ style; that is the grapes were picked at about 13° beaumé. They were pressed off and allowed about 45 minutes skin contact with the juice. We were ruthless, and only pressed off about 400 litres/ tonne, to make sure there were no hard phenolics in the wine. The wine underwent a very cool ferment in stainless steel prior to bottling. The War of the Rosé is a dry Rosé style.

Vintage 2006: good winter rains, a week of hot weather in January that the vines coped well with, followed by cool dry ideal ripening conditions in the lead up to vintage. Result? The whites are varietal with excellent acidity, and the reds are stylish and filled with potential...

“Lots of reasons to like this: long, clean, cherried flavours;refreshing acidity; no hard phenolics typical of some cheaper rosés; and it’s certified organic. Made from Cabernet, the wine has just enough mid-palate richness thanks to the 5.5 per cent residual sugar. Grown in McLaren Vale by Joch Bosworth and made with a bit of help from Ben Riggs. Top quality.” Ben Canaider and Greg Duncan Powell, The Sydney Morning Herald Good Living November 21st 2006

Battle of Bosworth War of the Rosé 2006 “And so, in the spirit of wine and war……Crisp and clean, a terrific summer drink. Made from organically grown cabernet sauvignon” WINO with Ken Gargett - Sunday Telegraph Magazine November 19th 2006

The Specs

RegionMcLaren Vale, SA
GrapesCabernet Sauvignon
PackagingGlass Bottle