What the Critics say
A classic McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon with ripe tannins, blackcurrant and herbal notes on the nose, terrific length and structure and a balance; the fruit more than matches the fine tannin structure. Open fermenters were used to make this Cabernet, and after fermentation the wine was matured in a mixture of both old (approximately 70%) and new (30%) mainly bigger format French oak. Interestingly a little bit of cordon-cut, vine dried Cabernet was blended back to the final blend just before bottling. This adds intrigue and spice to the wine and makes the wine a little more conventional. This has been done in every vintage since the first Cabernet Sauvignon in 2001. So - old school winemaking, with a twist.
ABOUT BATTLE OF BOSWORTH - ORGANIC WINES
Battle of Bosworth (and Spring Seed Wine Co) makes organically grown and certified wines from family vineyards located near the township of Willunga in McLaren Vale, South Australia. The brand was established in 2001 by Joch Bosworth and Louise Hemsley-Smith, and makes wine using vineyards planted in the 1970’s by Joch’s parents. Battle of Bosworth takes its name from the original Battle of Bosworth, fought on Bosworth Field, Leicestershire, England in 1485. The Spring Seed wines are also made from our organically grown grapes. The labels for these wines were inspired by turn of the last century flower seed packets.
Owned and run by Joch Bosworth (viticulture and winemaking) and partner Louise Hemsley-Smith (sales and marketing), this winery takes its name from the battle that ended the War of the Roses, fought on Bosworth Field in 1485. The vineyards were established in the early '70s in the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges. The vines are fully certified A-grade organic. Shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay account for 75% of the plantings. The Spring Seed Wine Co wines are made from estate vineyards. - JAMES HALLIDAY
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