Battle of Bosworth Clarence Sticky Semillon 2010
- Certified Organic
- Vegan Suitable
- Wild (Natural) Yeast Fermentation
Winery/Brand: Battle of Bosworth
The Clarence is light gold with a mild toffee and candied pineapple nose. It has a crème brulée/ citrus/ pineapple juice palate and finishes full, even and clean, all the while being light and fresh too. The wine is named after the Duke of Clarence who was allegedly drowned in a butte of Malmsey wine in the Tower of London by order of his brother Richard III. This is all according to Shakespeare however, and I believe the nature of Clarence’s demise is subject to some historical debate. No question about this wine however, it is delicious served chilled with dessert or with some delicate soft cheese.
Picking Dates: 1st April 2010
pH Level 3.21
Total Acidity 8.48
Alc/ Vol: 13%
Bottling Date: 18th October 2010
Volume bottled: 350 dozen of 12 x 375ml cases
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.
Judges and Consumer's Award at SA Wine Awards 2011 Class: Certified Organic Class 15
'No debate here, this is a brilliantly fresh, sweet delight from a great year in McLaren Vale, full of zing along with its lemon zestiness and toffee pineapple aromatics. The joy of this style is it has amazing freshness and drive while proud of its deep, pure citrussy sweetness.' (taken from The Advertiser Wednesday 8th September 2011)
5 Stars - Winestate Magazine July August 2011 Sweet Wines and Fortifieds Beautiful honeyed apricot/ melon-like bouquet and an extremely luscious palate exhibiting wonderful fresh fruit salad flavours.
|Wine Type||Dessert & Fortified|
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|