Wine Battle of Bosworth, Chardonnay, McLaren Vale, 2017
Reviews of purchase Battle of Bosworth, Chardonnay, McLaren Vale, 2017
Wine of pale straw color with lemon reflections.
The wine has a fresh, elegant, harmonious, well-balanced taste with hints of honey melon and peach, complemented by refreshing notes of citrus fruits. The finish is long, dry, with creamy and woody nuances.
Lively and bright aroma of the wine is filled with tones of ripe stone fruit and citrus fruits.
Wine will be a harmonious couple with fish dishes, seafood, veal, pasta with chicken and vegetables.
Battle of Bosworth, Chardonnay - an exquisite white dry wine made from Chardonnay grapes grown in the McLaren Valley. The Mediterranean climate and well drained loamy soils create ideal conditions for the cultivation of grapes. In order to maintain organic balance and pest control, it is customary to grow sausep in vineyards. The average age of the vines is 30 years. The crop is harvested when the berries reach the optimum level of ripeness and is carefully delivered to the winery, where it is subjected to soft pneumatic pressing. Fermentation using natural yeast takes place at a controlled temperature of 10-30 ° C in 300-liter oak barrels for 14 days. Partial malolactic fermentation (20%) is used to preserve the natural acidity of the wine. After fermentation, the wine remains in the barrel on the lees, which adds additional complexity and texture. Chardonnay is aged in oak barrels for 6 months and bottled for another 4 months.
The season of 2017 was notable for a large amount of precipitation in winter and spring, which markedly contrasted with the figures of last year. Spring was cool enough, flowering of the vine was delayed by 3 weeks compared with last year. The long and slow ripening period allowed the grapes to amazingly develop their taste. In general, the late vintage of 2017 turned out to be incredibly promising.
The history of winemaking in the McLaren Valley began in 1840, when Peter and Antheus Bosworth began to grow grapes and founded the first Edgeville vineyard in 1970. In 1995, the son of Peter and Anthea - Joh took over the management of the winery and from that time began to engage in organic viticulture, which was a turning point in the history of the winery. In 2001, Joh, in partnership with Louise Hemsley Smith, established the Battle of Bosworth winery. The winery is located in the foothills of the southern mountain range of Mount Lofty Ranges, to the west bordering the waters of St. Vincent Bay, and is located in the heart of McLaren Valley, which is considered to be the main wine-growing region in South Australia. The winery got its name in honor of the Battle of Bosworth, held on August 22, 1485 at the Bosworth Field in Leicestershire, England. Here, the last of the Plantagenet kings, Richard III, was killed by Henry Tudor, becoming the last king of England. Yoh is constantly experimenting in the vineyard, using various effective techniques of organic viticulture, not forgetting about the traditional methods. This allows you to produce wines in balance with nature, maximizing the unique characteristics of the terroir.