Berton Vineyard – Shiraz, Gundagai – 2017

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Rich, intense aromas of blackberry, black cherry and vanilla oak are echoed on the velvety smooth palate. Opulent and stylish.

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PRODUCER NOTE:
Established by Bob and Cherie Berton in May 1996. The estate covers 30 hectares of land located on gently rolling hills at 450 metres above sea level, in a subregion of Eden Valley in South Australia. The superb Reserve Shiraz and Reserve Chardonnay wines are still sourced from this plot. In 2007, Bob purchased the Yenda winery in the heart of the Riverina. This state-of- the-art facility has the capacity to process 20,000 tonnes and enables Berton Vineyard to produce value for money wines which sit alongside their premium single vineyard offerings.

VINEYARD:
The vineyard is situated on rolling hills overlooking the Murrumbidgee River and Jugiong village. At 350 metres above sea level, it is considered high country New South Wales. The average annual rainfall here is 706 millimetres, classifying the region as having a continental climate. The terroir is rich quartz speckled through alluvial soils; it nourishes the clone BVRC30 vines, which were planted on their own rootstocks in 1997. Drip irrigation ensures they receive the optimal amount of moisture.

WINEMAKING:
The must was cold soaked for two days at 12°C. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks with two daily pump-overs to ensure optimum extraction of colour and flavour, while imparting structure. Maceration lasted for eight to 10 days and then the young wine was pressed off its skins, clarified and transferred for malolactic conversion. It was racked off its lees into oak barrels; approximately 70% old oak, of which 35% was American and the remainder French, for a period of 13 months.

TASTING NOTE:
A deliciously smooth wine which delivers rich, intense aromas of blackberry, black cherry and subtle hints of toasty oak. Opulent, with juicy berried fruits, a defined mineral character and subtle nuances of vanilla and cedar box, the palate is velvety soft with beautifully integrated tannins and a long, elegant finish.

GRAPE:
Shiraz 100%.

COUNTRY:
Australia

REGION:
New South Wales

SUB-REGION:
Gundagai

Additional information

Country

Australia

Region

New South Wales

Sub-region

Gundagai

Producer / Winery

Berton Vineyard

Winemaker

Bill Gumbleton, James Ceccato

Style

Red Wine

Vintage

2017

Alcoholic Strength

14.5%

Body Value (A being light-bodied, E being full-bodied)

D

Residual Sugar

3 g/L

Contains Sulphites

Yes

Vegetarian

Yes

Vegan

Yes

Milk

No

Eggs

No

Organic

No

Biodynamic

No

Format Available

75cl

Closure

Screwcap

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