Battle of Bosworth 2009 War of the Rosé



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Winery/Brand: Battle of Bosworth


With a nose of watermelon rind and red fruits, the War of the Rosé has a balanced, even palate with bright focused acidity, wonderful length and is utterly delicious.

Technical Details:
Picking Date: 16th Feb 2009
pH Level 3.08
Total Acidity: 7.44 g/L
Alc/ Vol: 13.0%
Bottling Date: 15th Sept 2009



The Story

Vintage 2009 A very dry winter was followed by a hot January which segued into a dry, mild conclusion to vintage. Small crops of both whites and reds were the result of dry conditions in winter and the preceding 3-4 years. In the case of the red varieties, the longer you waited for them the better they got.
Winemaking: The War of the Rosé was made to be a rosé and not a ‘Saigneé’ style; that is the grapes were picked on flavour for a rosé wine and NOT a dry red, then pressed off skins. 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 style of Rosé.

The Specs

RegionMcLaren Vale, SA
GrapesCabernet Sauvignon
PackagingGlass Bottle