Berton Vineyard The Black Shiraz Winemakers Reserve

Berton Vineyard The Black Shiraz Winemakers Reserve

Wine: ‘Winemakers Reserve The Black Shiraz’

Producer: Berton Vineyard

Country: Australia

Region: South Australia / Padthaway

Vintage: 2017

Style: Red

Blend: Shiraz 92% Durif 8%

ABV: 14.5%

Size: 75cl

Organic: NO

Biodynamic: NO

Vegan: YES

 

Notes: The Winemakers Reserve Black Shiraz is an extreme example of this Australian Shiraz with deep colour & aromas of blackberry & plum over toasty coffee & spicy oak. The palate is full flavoured & intense with rich plum, blueberry & mocha notes. The tannins are ripe & dense imparting great structure & length to the palate.

 

Producer Info: Berton Vineyards was established in 1996 by Bob & Cherie Berton when they purchased a block of land in High Eden, a subregion of the Barossa Valley, South Australia. This idyllic property sits 450m above sea level on gently rolling hills – except for the Chardonnay block which is anything but gentle!

Bob & Cherie set about planting the first Berton Vineyard cuttings that spring – ten acres of Shiraz & seven acres of Chardonnay – without any permanent water – it wasn’t until the following year, in 1998 when the dam filled that the vines got a decent drink! It was due to these conditions & the seemingly hydrophobic soils that the vines struggled to become established. After a few years where the vines still looked like rootlings, a Swedish friend jokingly called it the bonsai vineyard – the name stuck & later became the name of their premium Shiraz. High Eden has a high annual rainfall so the vines are looking good these days… but they still remember the early days every time a bottle of Bonsai is opened! After the dam was established & water plentiful they went on to plant Cabernet sauvignon & Sauvignon Blanc.

In 2005 the decision was made to purchase a winery to process the 100 odd tonnes that was produced at the High Eden Vineyard. In 2005 when the former Southcorp winery in Yenda became available, Bob & Cherie joined with Jamie Bennett, Paul Bartholomaeus & James Ceccato to form Berton Vineyards the company. The winery was purchased & the guys moved to their new home in November 2005. For the next few months they were kept busy buying up fruit & arranging contact crushing for the 2006 vintage. In January 2006 the first grapes rolled across the weighbridge, & so began the scariest vintage they all experienced! With very few staff they managed to crush & process 13,000 tonnes. Thankfully life at the winery has become easier since then!

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Wine: ‘Winemakers Reserve The Black Shiraz’

Producer: Berton Vineyard

Country: Australia

Region: South Australia / Padthaway

Vintage: 2017

Style: Red

Blend: Shiraz 92% Durif 8%

ABV: 14.5%

Size: 75cl

Organic: NO

Biodynamic: NO

Vegan: YES

 

Notes: The Winemakers Reserve Black Shiraz is an extreme example of this Australian Shiraz with deep colour & aromas of blackberry & plum over toasty coffee & spicy oak. The palate is full flavoured & intense with rich plum, blueberry & mocha notes. The tannins are ripe & dense imparting great structure & length to the palate.

 

Producer Info: Berton Vineyards was established in 1996 by Bob & Cherie Berton when they purchased a block of land in High Eden, a subregion of the Barossa Valley, South Australia. This idyllic property sits 450m above sea level on gently rolling hills – except for the Chardonnay block which is anything but gentle!

Bob & Cherie set about planting the first Berton Vineyard cuttings that spring – ten acres of Shiraz & seven acres of Chardonnay – without any permanent water – it wasn’t until the following year, in 1998 when the dam filled that the vines got a decent drink! It was due to these conditions & the seemingly hydrophobic soils that the vines struggled to become established. After a few years where the vines still looked like rootlings, a Swedish friend jokingly called it the bonsai vineyard – the name stuck & later became the name of their premium Shiraz. High Eden has a high annual rainfall so the vines are looking good these days… but they still remember the early days every time a bottle of Bonsai is opened! After the dam was established & water plentiful they went on to plant Cabernet sauvignon & Sauvignon Blanc.

In 2005 the decision was made to purchase a winery to process the 100 odd tonnes that was produced at the High Eden Vineyard. In 2005 when the former Southcorp winery in Yenda became available, Bob & Cherie joined with Jamie Bennett, Paul Bartholomaeus & James Ceccato to form Berton Vineyards the company. The winery was purchased & the guys moved to their new home in November 2005. For the next few months they were kept busy buying up fruit & arranging contact crushing for the 2006 vintage. In January 2006 the first grapes rolled across the weighbridge, & so began the scariest vintage they all experienced! With very few staff they managed to crush & process 13,000 tonnes. Thankfully life at the winery has become easier since then!

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Vintage

2017

country

Type

Abv

14.50%