Battle of Bosworth Puritan Shiraz (no added preservative) 2012
Winery/Brand: Battle of Bosworth
Puritan is made to be drunk young. This is a wine meant to drink now, not stash in your cellar. Bright red and dark fruits on the nose, as well as damsons, chocolate and blueberries on the palate, all tied up with fine grained subtle tannins practically force you to open the wine. The wine will cope very well with being refrigerated on a hot day, or it can be taken with a juicy steak.
Winemaking: The game plan with Puritan is to make a young and vibrant early drinking red wine. Our template for Puritan is the 'vino Joven' style Spanish wines (made usually with Tempranillo) which are unoaked and drunk in their infancy. Standard winemaking operating procedures were followed when making Puritan at the start; we pick and ferment the grapes, then allow the wine to go through its secondary (malolactic) fermentation. Then we divert from normal SOP’s, as we bottle the Puritan immediately, without the addition of any sulphur dioxide (preservative), or putting the wine into oak barrels. ‘Puritan’ Shiraz more often than not makes it into bottle before our aromatic whites.
Vineyards: Denton's, Edgehill and Chanticleer
Picking Date: 25th, 27th and 29th of February 2012
pH Level: 3.68
Bottling Date: 4th June 2012
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|