Battle of Bosworth Shiraz 2018
Bold red and dark fruits on the nose, with earthy spice notes on the palate, which is rich and smooth and with a super tannin structure. The Bosworth Shiraz is full-bodied but mid-weight, with lovely persistence. Balanced, full of flavour and super-stylish. A MV classic.
Anyone who tries to tell you that winemaking is a dark art practised only by the wisest wizard at Hogwarts is telling you porkies – winemaking involves nothing more than cleaning and sticking to the wine ‘recipe’ Don’t tell the winemaker I said this, mind you. Seriously though, they found their groove with this wine a long time ago – and have been making it the same way each year with minor tweaks.
They pick the Shiraz when it is flavour and sugar ripe. From there they crush it and it is then fermented in small open fermenters, with twice daily pump overs (drain the juice from the vessel, then pump back over the skins.) to extract as much colour and flavour and tannins from the grape skins that we can. The wine spends around 14 months in oak before being blended and bottled for some maturation in bottle. They generally add a small volume of our cordon-cut, vine-dried Shiraz to the blend just before we bottle it.