Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Battle of Bosworth Pinot Noir 2011

When you think of Pinot, the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula spring to mind. Coming from the warm climate of McLaren Vale however isn't an excuse to write this one off.
Lovely bright colour, the nose is varietal with some stewed prunes, compote and strawberries. The palate strikes me as a light Shiraz or Syrah. Although the Pinot characteristics are there, the density for this variety (perhaps the concentration) of the fruit draw me to this conclusion. That said, it is still light to medium bodied. Good fruit, well balanced, and good length all coming from this organically certified winery.

Worth a look for its point of being a Pinot Noir from McLaren Vale.

Who: Battle of Bosworth http://www.battleofbosworth.com.au/
What: Pinot Noir (14% alc)
Where: McLaren Vale
When: 2011
How: $20

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