The palate is soft yet full bodied with ripe dark cherries, plum and blackcurrant fruit characteristics mixed with well integrated toasty oak
Established by Bob & Cherie Berton in May 1996 with 75 acres of land at 450m above sea level on gently rolling hills in a sub-region of Eden Valley in South Australia, Berton Vineyard has been one of Hallgarten Druitt's most important partners. 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 allows Berton Vineyard to produce value for money wines which sit alongside their premium single vineyard offerings.
Loam to clay-loam in texture with moderate to high fertility.
All vines have been spur pruned. Vine age is varied. Vines are planted roughly 1.8m apart with 3.6m between the rows to allow machinery access. The Trellis system is generally a single wire cordon.
All grapes are machine harvested and tested for ripeness which is aimed at 14-14.5 baume. Grapes are then crushed and inoculated with selected yeast strains. The fermentation is carried out at 25-28 degrees and a rack and return is carried out every 3 hours. When the ferment is dry, the wine is then pressed off skins and transferred to a stainless steel tank and undergoes oak treatment using oak staves. The wine is filtered, blended and prepared for bottling.
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Perfect with flame seared beef or sticky ribs