Battle of Bosworth Puritan Shiraz (no added preservative) 2013
- Certified Organic
- Vegan Suitable
- No Added Preservative (Preservative Free)
- Wild (Natural) Yeast Fermentation
Winery/Brand: Battle of Bosworth
‘Puritan’ is a vibrant purple/ black colour. When you stick your nose in the glass, you get a blast of blue fruits (damsons and blueberries) and the raw essence of Shiraz. This wine is all about the fruit. The tannin structure is evident but certainly not dominant. If it’s a hot day, put it in the fridge. Drink Puritan young and fresh – and if you can’t find a wine glass, don’t be alarmed, it tastes just as good out of a regular glass.
Vintage 2013: We had good winter rains then warm summer conditions which brought about an early harvest. We had a few hot-cool-hot-cool periods which made it a little trickier to decide when to pick, but Joch reckons he got it right in the end.
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: 21st, 25th, 28th February and 1st, 8th and 9th March 2013
pH Level: 3.68
Bottling Date: 23rd May 2013
“ Dark in colour but full of light. Plum and blackberry jam, game, black pepper, thyme. Full bodied, fleshy grainy tannins, balanced acidity – just enough there – but feels driven and shaped by grainy tannin and pulsating black fruit. Bursts through the finish, and for a big and boldly flavoured wine, it’s alarmingly easy to drink. Terrific. Joyous bouncy Shiraz.”Campbell Mattinson winefront.com.au, November 2013
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|
|No Added Preservative||Yes|