Battle of Bosworth 2010 Preservative Free Shiraz



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Winery/Brand: Battle of Bosworth


The Battle of Bosworth Preservative Free Shiraz is our take on a Spanish ‘Joven’ style which refers to a wine that has been made with little or no oak-ageing and is designed to be drunk when young. Once again you might be hearing the BoB wheels heading off road onto a slightly different path, as our BoB PFS is not made using Spanish varieties, (such as Tempranillo or Grenache.) only SHIRAZ. A super vibrant black/ purple colour in the glass heralds a lively dark forest fruit and black cherry nose, as well as a lushness and hints of liquorice and spice. The wine has a rich, textural and even palate tied together with beautifully structured tannins. This is a medium to full-bodied style of wine.

Technical Details:
Picking Date: 24th Feb 2010, 2nd March 2010 and 5th March 2010
pH Level 3.65
Alc/ Vol: 14.0%
Bottling Date: 21st May 2010



The Story

Vintage 2010: We recorded just about average annual rainfall over the year, which resulted in healthy crops of Shiraz and Cabernet. Unseasonably warm November weather interfered with the chardonnay during flowering and has resulted in small crops of this variety. The weather then remained almost perfect for the rest of vintage. The general consensus amongst winemakers in the Vale is that 2010 marks an exceptional year for both red and white wines.
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.

‘If you’re going to do this sort of thing, then do it well. And this is done to perfection. Smells and tastes of purple. Vigorous, juicy crushed berries, violets, licorice and meat. It’s medium to full bodied and bursting with fruit and spice. Has freshness and purpose, proper tannins, and for a wine that’s barely out of nappies, has a degree of complexity and vinosity that’s quite something. Length too. True Joven style. Hard to rate, but very easyto drink. ‘ Rated : 91 Points >> Gary Walsh THE WINE FRONT

….the 2010 Battle of Bosworth Preservative Free Shiraz: typically black jubey McLaren Vale richness at first , but it gradually revealed stunning aromatic dried herbs and currants…’ Max Allen The Weekend Australian Magazine July 17th-18th 2010

‘ … from Battle of Bosworth in McLaren Vale is a 2010 Preservative Free Shiraz. This $20 stunner has heaps of complexity, with dry black berries and wild spices emerging as you work your way through the bottle – bright and lively flavours that are a lovely expression of their organic vineyard provenance’…’ ’ Max Allen Gourmet Traveller WINE AUGUST SEPTEMBER 2010 Max Allen

The Specs

RegionMcLaren Vale, SA
PackagingGlass Bottle