We had good spring rains but lower summer rainfall than we usually receive in McLaren Vale. As a result of this dry growing period, disease pressure was low (no mildews!) although we had a couple of heat spikes in late January and some hot days in February which resulted in reduced crops compared to 2018 (down by up to 30% depending on variety). Whites were picked early in February and picking of the reds started at the beginning of March and was largely all over by the end of the month. Quality is terrific however.
The SB was picked early at just on 11° Beaumé to help preserve freshness and the delicate fruit flavours, then gently pressed and then taken through a slow, cool ferment in stainless steel tanks. The wine spends time on its lees (the yeast cellars and grape matter which are part and parcel of a wine ferment) which helps retain freshness and adds palate weight and complexity.
Nettles and citrus are the hallmarks of this wine; the Bozzie SB is a crisp, delicate wine with a fresh palate that finishes with a long, limey finish. Drink with some oysters or chevre cheese or maybe pan-fry some fish and serve with lemon butter and some of the BoB savvy. You can't go wrong
|Vineyards||Edgehill and Wilcadene|
|Picking Date||11th February 2019|
|Bottling Date||12th August 2019|