Wine Battle of Bosworth, Shiraz, McLaren Vale, 2015
Reviews of purchase Battle of Bosworth, Shiraz, McLaren Vale, 2015
The wine shows a rich garnet color.
The wine has a refined, well-balanced, rich, generous, harmonious taste with notes of ripe red fruit and black mulberry, complemented by notes of chocolate and spicy spices. The finish is long and dry.
The generous and intense aroma of the wine reveals notes of dark chocolate and sweet spices on the background of notes of ripe red fruit.
Wine in harmony with red meat, pasta with cream sauce, soft and hard cheeses.
Battle of Bosworth, Shiraz is an elegant, dry red wine made from Shiraz grapes grown in vineyards in the McLaren Valley. The Mediterranean climate and well drained loamy soils create ideal conditions for the cultivation of grapes. In order to maintain natural balance and pest control, it is also customary to grow sausep in vineyards. The average age of the vines is 30 years. The season of 2015 was notable for mild climatic conditions. A few hot days contributed to the good development of the natural acidity of the grapes. The harvest turned out to be small, which made it possible to obtain berries of the highest quality. Grapes are carefully delivered to the winery, where they are subjected to soft pneumatic pressing. Pre-fermentation maceration is performed in small open steel vats. Fermentation using natural yeast takes place at a controlled temperature of 10-30 ° C in 300-liter French oak barrels for 14 days with regular mixing at least 3 times a day to give a more saturated color and tannin. Shiraz is aged 14 months in oak barrels and 9 months in bottles.
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.