Battle of Bosworth 2008 Shiraz



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Winery/Brand: Battle of Bosworth


The wine is a wonderful mix of all that is great about McLaren Vale: vibrant spicy fruit, a rich and unctuous palate without being supercharged and a great structure. The nose shows dark red fruits, fresh meat and allspice, and the fresh palate has fine, even tannins and terrific length. This is a medium-bodied style of wine.

Technical Details:
Picking Date: 3rd, 5th, 6th, 10th, 12th, 12th March 2008
pH Level 3.48
Total Acidity: 6.41 g/L
Alc/ Vol: 14.5.0%
Bottling Date: 18th June 2009



The Story

Vintage 2008: Average winter rains were followed by a very cool and dry late January/ February, resulting in very healthy vines with big canopies and intensely varietal fruit which held their acidity extraordinarily well.
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.

The Specs

RegionMcLaren Vale, SA
PackagingGlass Bottle