Berton Vineyard – Unoaked Chardonnay ‘Foundstone’ – 2021

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A fruit driven wine with aromas of candied lemon, pineapple and peach through to a zesty finish.

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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.

VINTAGE:
The 2020-21 season was a perfect contrast with the previous one. While summer 2019- 20 was the second hottest on record, 2020-21 was the coolest in 10 years, due to the influence of a La Niña climate pattern. The cool ripening period led to an elevated natural acidity and good flavour development. Some whites in the Riverina were picked slightly early due to rain forecast, resulting in lighter flavours and lower alcohol levels. In most vineyards, crop size was slightly bigger than 2020 across South Eastern Australia.

VINEYARD:
The vine age is varied, but all vines have been spur pruned and are generally trained on a single wire cordon trellising system. The vines are planted at approximately 1.8 metres apart with 3.6 metres between the rows, to allow machinery access. The soil styles in the vineyards are loam to clay-loam in texture with moderate to high fertility.

WINEMAKING:
The local Chardonnay selected for this wine is usually harvested a little earlier, to make this fresh, crisp and fruit driven style. After harvesting, the fruit was crushed and chilled to the bag presses where gentle press cycles carefully extract the juice. The juice was then lightly clarified and fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures which assists in the production tropical fruit flavours and esters. Upon completion of fermentation, the wine was left on yeast lees for an extended period, imparting a creamy mouthfeel, prior to filtration and bottling.

TASTING NOTE:
Fresh aromas of white rose and candied lemon lead to a crisp and fruit-driven palate. Vibrant peach flavours are complemented by creamy tones, all underpinned by a refreshing line of acidity creating a long, zesty finish.

GRAPE:
Chardonnay 100%.

COUNTRY:
Australia

REGION:
South Eastern Australia

SUB-REGION:
South Eastern Australia

Additional information

Country

Australia

Region

South Eastern Australia

Sub-region

South Eastern Australia

Producer / Winery

Berton Vineyard

Winemaker

Glen Snaidero, James Ceccato

Style

White Wine

Vintage

2021

Alcoholic Strength

13.5%

Dry/Sweet Value (1 being dry, 7 being very sweet)

2

Residual Sugar

2.4 g/L

Contains Sulphites

Yes

Vegetarian

No

Vegan

No

Milk

Yes

Eggs

No

Organic

No

Biodynamic

No

Format Available

75cl

Closure

Screwcap

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