Battle of Bosworth Chardonnay 2011
- Certified Organic
- Wild (Natural) Yeast Fermentation
Winery/Brand: Battle of Bosworth
On the nose hazelnut, melon and stone fruit, as well as complex lees character, including ‘struck match’. The palate is complex too, with a fresh nuttiness and citrus characters, overlain with the gorgeous oak and wonderful length.
A gentle wild ferment in the very best oak (100% French oak, 40% of which was brand new), high solids, gentle processing... This wine had it all in terms of winemaking technique. The grapes were pressed straight into barrel after picking, and underwent a natural ferment (relying on yeasts found naturally in the vineyard rather than cultured yeast). Allowing the wine to remaining on high solids gave the wine a chance to develop complexity and depth of flavour, as well as acting as a natural anti-oxidant by scavenging any oxygen lurking about in the barrels. The Chardonnay was bottled straight from barrel. About 10% of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation.
Picking Date: 25th Jan 2011, 3rd March 2011 and 4th March 2011
Bottling Date: 8th December 201
"Texture, finesse and understated elegance are the themes here, making for a much more refreshing and citrus-driven Chardonnay than you might expect for this warm region" 91 points - Wine 100 Australia's Wine Business Magazine Mike Bennie May 2012
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|