That difficult second album? Not in the slightest. This second release of our Battle of Bosworth Sauvignon Blanc has a nose of nettles, spearmint and citrus (lemon and limes) with a hint of slate and maybe even soursobs and leads smartly onto a fresh, crisp and clean finish.
A very dry winter was followed by a hot January which segued into a dry, mild conclusion to vintage. Small crops of both whites and reds were the result of dry conditions in winter and the preceding 3-4 years. In the case of the red varieties, the longer you waited for them the better they got.
Grapes were picked early at just on 11° Beaumé, gently pressed and then taken through a slow, cool ferment. A very small amount of free run went straight to barrel (new French) for a barrel ferment to add complexity.
Picking Date: 2 Feb 2009
pH Level: 3.25
Total Acidity: 6.92 g/L
Bottling Date: 15 September 2009