Battle of Bosworth 2007 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 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.

Technical Details
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

The Specs

RegionMcLaren Vale, SA
GrapesCabernet Sauvignon
Vintage2007
Volume750mL
PackagingGlass Bottle