Battle of Bosworth 2011 Puritan Shiraz (no added preservative)
Winery/Brand: Battle of Bosworth
Puritan is made to be drunk young. The wine is purple red, with lifted dark fruit on the nose, as well as blue fruit (damson, blueberries), dark chocolate and a subtle thread of tannin running through the wine. This wine is fresh, fresh, fresh. In awarding Puritan the Best Preservative Free Wine in the 2011 Organic Wine Show, Chief Judge Max Allen was more descriptive ‘heaps of joyful black fruit, but layers, too, of more complex flavour - garrigue (wild thyme, dried oregano) and game (rare seared venison, I think)’.
Picking Date: 20th March 2011
pH Level 3.66
Alc/ Vol: 13.5%
Bottling Date: 28th Juney 2011
Winemaking: We made the Puritan in a standard red winemaking fashion; we picked the grapes when they were flavour ripe – at least we got them in before the heavens opened. Then we crushed them, fermented them in a mixture of open and static fermenters, settled the wine and once through ‘malo’ (malolactic fermentation), we bottled it. Then we departed from standard red winemaking procedure. Generally a McLaren Vale Shiraz would spend a period of time in oak barrels of one sort or another. We wanted to make a fresh, vibrant Spanish ‘Joven’ (youthful) style of Shiraz ready for opening and enjoying immediately, and so we bottled the wine without any time in oak, and with no added preservatives.
‘This preservative-free red fair bursts out of the glass: heaps of joyful blackfruit, but layers, too, of more complex flavour – garrigue (wild thyme, dried oregano) and game (rare seared venison, I think)’
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|