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Battle of Bosworth Puritan Shiraz

Battle  of Bosworth Puritan Shiraz

The Battle of Bosworth Puritan Shiraz is made to be drunk young. The wine is purple red, with lifted dark fruit on the nose, as well as blue fruit (damson, blueberries), dark chocolate and a subtle thread of tannin running through the wine. This wine is fresh, fresh, fresh and has no added preservatives.

We had terrific winter and spring rains leading up to vintage 2017, a marked contrast to the previous year, proving once again if proof were needed, that every vintage is different. We had a cool early part to spring too, combined with the spring rain. Flowering was about 3 weeks later than the previous year which of course meant that vintage was 3 weeks later than normal, or as some old locals said sagely, back to the old normal. There was a very long and slow ripening period which is terrific for allowing grapes to develop their flavours. We had a pretty dry February March and April, once the spring rains finished in mid-January. Overall a late vintage with some incredibly promising reds and outstanding whites.
I used to call our Puritan a ‘Joven’ style red, a term which refers to young fresh red wines that come out of Rioja in Spain, which are made from Tempranillo. I think I might change now to what Tony Love, wine correspondent from the Adelaide Advertiser called in in a review of the 2017 Puritan in the Source ( on Wednesday 18th October 2017). He called the Puritan (and other similar types which he also reviewed) as ‘bright young things’. This description captures perfectly what the Puritan is all about. Shiraz is picked ripe and crushed then fermented in stainless steel vessels (no oak barrels are used in the making of this wine). Once through the sugar-to-alcohol fermentation, the wine goes ‘through malo’ (a secondary fermentation which changes malic acid to softer lactic acid) and then we bottle it. Bright, young, fresh, juicy and quite delicious.
Tasting Notes
It does what is says on the tin: Puritan is bright, young fresh, juicy, full of dark and red fruits and plums and blackberries, too. Great colour, dark purple, giving big hints as to its youth, with a bright palate with some great texture and weight, and some lovely tannins, and considerable length too. Do not pass go, open immediately and drink.
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Producer: Colour: RedGrape: AustralianRegion: South Australia, McLaren ValeAlcohol: 13.5%Vintage: 2021Grape Details: ShirazOrganic/Biodynamic: OrganicSKU: BATBO02

£17.99 a bottle

6 in stock


Battle of Bosworth

Battle of Bosworth is one of the most exciting producers from the McLaren Vale, producing a series of outstanding single vineyard wines from estate grown fruit. Owner Joch Bosworth is regarded as a brilliant viticulturalist as well as a top class winemaker, and the Bosworth vineyards are among the most beautiful we have ever seen.

South Australia

The McLaren Vale is predominately a red wine region, producing some of the best red wines in South Australia. Vineyards were first planted in the mid 1800s. One of the early pioneers Thomas Hardy established a business that evolved to BRL Hardy, one of the largest wine companies in the country. The region also has a healthy number of boutique wineries that consistently make fine wines and experiment with different wine styles. The climate is warm to hot with dry summers, and benefits from cooling breezes from the St Vincent Gulf. The main wine styles: Red – Shiraz (rich, ripe & generous), Cabernet Sauvignon; White – Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc.

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