Sauvignon Blanc bottle image
Sauvignon Blanc bottle image

Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Tasting Notes

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.

Technical Details

Picking Date: 2 Feb 2009

pH Level: 3.25

Total Acidity: 6.92 g/L

Alc/Vol: 11.5%

Bottling Date: 15 September 2009