Battle of Bosworth 2007 War of the Rosé
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.
Vintage 2007: Vintage 2007 marked the culmination of a record drought in McLaren Vale (and indeed the rest of Australia) which resulted in tiny crops, from unexpectedly healthy vines. Whites in particular kept their basal leaves far longer than was expected which protected fruit from sunburn. Vintage 2007 started (and finished) approximately one month early and fruit is characterised by good acid retention, power AND elegance...... altogether an unusual but excellent vintage. Both red and white wines have amazing potential.
The wine is a bright and brilliant crimson colour, showing watermelon rind, red cherries, red berry fruits (most obviously strawberries) on the nose with some subdued blossom scents on the edges. The fresh red berry fruits are more than evident on the palate at the start and extend to the very long, clean finish. The 2007 War of the Rosé is a wine with great balance and remarkable length.
Picking Dates: 15th March 2007
pH Level: 3.18
Total Acidity: 7.44 g/L
Residual Sugar: 5.5g/L
Alc/ Vol: 13.5%
Bottling Date: 27th June 2007
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|