Battle of Bosworth 2008 War of the Rosé



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Winery/Brand: Battle of Bosworth


The Rose has a gorgeous nose of watermelon rind, red fruits and nettles. It has a balanced, even palate with bright, fresh acidity. 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 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 arietal fruit which held their acidity extraordinarily well.

Technical Details
Picking Dates: 3rd March 2008
pH Level 3.13
Total Acidity: 6.51g/L
esidual Sugar: 5.5g/L
Alc/ Vol: 13.0%
Bottling Date: 26th May 2008

The Specs

RegionMcLaren Vale, SA
GrapesCabernet Sauvignon
PackagingGlass Bottle