Battle of Bosworth Puritan Shiraz (no added preservative) McLaren Vale 2014
RRP around $20.00
Lets talk about McLaren Vale Shiraz. I was always taught when evaluating wines, that McLaren Vale shiraz smelt of milk chocolate and Barossa shiraz was dark chocolate. Those of you who know me and my posts, know that I am fairly obessed with the stuff and finding healthy versions of it. You will also know that I tend to steer toward the dark chocolate purely because it’s well known to be better for you. So, it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you milk chocolate that is as good for you as the dark variety.
The Battle of Bosworth Puritan Shiraz 2014 – made without any addition of preservative SO2 which will please those whom are sensitive to it.
Deep crimson red
Aromas jump from the glass – Raspberries, plum, star anise and rose petals and yes there is a bit of that milky chocolate in there too although fruit aromas are dominating here. It’s a gorgeous wine to smell. Make sure you spend plenty of time taking it in!
Its’ sweet, juicy and fleshy with berry fruits. Lovely fine tannins
What food will it go with?
Try it with a Moroccan Beef Tagine with beautiful spices like cinnamon, star anise, turmeric. It could take a little bit of heat too if need be.
It’s not really an aging style and the lack of preservatives will prevent it from aging for long. Drink until 2017.
About the Winemaker.
Originally known as the Edgehill Vineyards established in the early 1970’s, Battle of Bosworth makes single vineyard, organically grown wines from their family vineyards located in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Established in 2001 by Joch Bosworth and Louise Hemsley-Smith, the wines take their name from the original Battle of Bosworth, fought on Bosworth Field, Leicestershire, England in 1485.
They began the conversion to organic viticulture in 1995 and now have some 190 acres of 20 years and older Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc and Mourvèdre vines (and some Graciano and Touriga Nacional) which are fully certified ‘A’ grade organic by Australian Certified Organic (ACO), a process that takes four years.
Find their website here
And their Facebook page here
Be sure to ask for it at your local. That’s how we’ll get them to stock these beautiful clean wines.