Battle of Bosworth Puritan Shiraz (no added preservative) 2015

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  • Certified Organic
  • Vegan Suitable
  • No Added Preservative (Preservative Free)
  • Wild (Natural) Yeast Fermentation


Winery/Brand: Battle of Bosworth


‘Puritan’ is young, very young, and the colour reflects its youth – it is bright, vibrant purple. There are black cherries and violets on the nose with a hint of liquorice weed. On the palate there are black and red fruits with a blueberry and black cherry finish. The wine is bright, zippy and even. Think fresh upfront fruit, almost as if you’ve taken a glass and dipped it into a vat of fermenting Shiraz, it’s THAT fresh.



The Story

Vintage 2015: We had a very early start to vintage in 2015, with generally mild conditions throughout. We had only a handful of hot days, which allowed natural acids to develop nicely. This was a very short, sharp vintage, with most winemakers finishing their vintage well before Easter.  Yields were down, somewhere between 10 and 30% depending on variety.  Joch’s take on the whole affair? ‘Fast, early and pretty’.

Winemaking: We have modelled the Puritan on the young Tempranillos that come out of Rioja in Spain. Puritan spends no time in oak and is bottled as soon as it has gone through malolactic fermentation, which occurs after the sugar to alcohol primary fermentation. We have shamelessly copied this model, except with ‘Puritan’ we bottle the wine without any added preservatives, so it’s as fresh as a daisy, with nothing added. It is also made from Shiraz, too.

Technical Details:
Vineyards: Denton’s Edgehill, Cox’s and the Hill Shiraz (in front of cellar door)
Picking Date: 18th, 21st, 24th and 26th February 2015
Alc/Vol: 14.5
Bottling Date: 19th May 2015

"One word YUM, vibrant red raspberry fruit & licorice jumping out of the glass, preservative free perfection. This is my kind of wine, get it before I drink it all! Michelle Gadd June 2014

The Specs

Wine TypeRed
RegionMcLaren Vale, SA
Alcohol %15
Certified OrganicYes
No Added PreservativeYes
Vegan SuitableYes