Berton Vineyard Reserve Botrytis Semillon, Riverina - half bottle

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Producer
Berton Vineyard
Grape Varieties
Semillon
Optimum Drinking
Within 5 years
Wine Style
Rich honeyed dessert wine
Alcohol by Volume
10%
Closure
Screwcap
Country
Australia
Style / Colour
Dessert
Magnum / Half Bottle
Half Bottle

Producer Note

Established by Bob and Cherie Berton in May 1996, Berton Vineyard is one of Hallgarten's most important partners. The estate covers 30 hectares of land located on gently rolling hills at 450 metres above sea level, in a sub-region 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 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 types in the vineyards are varied, with each adding its own characteristic to the resulting wine.

Winemaking

The grapes were harvested at the optimal level of maturity and ripeness. They were then fermented in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures of between 14° to 16°C. When the wine had reached the desired level of sweetness, the fermentation was arrested by chilling the ferment to 0°C, resulting in a sweet wine, balanced by natural acidity.

Tasting Note

The Griffith area is internationally renowned for producing some of the best Botrytis affected wines, with its luscious, honeyed flavours of peach and apricot, which are well balanced by natural acidity. Luscious, honeyed flavours of peach and dried apricots are well balanced by a refreshing, natural freshness.

Serving Suggestion

Enjoy slightly chilled as a great accompaniment to blue cheese or rich puddings.

Grape

Semillon 100%

The technical information on this wine is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. This information may be subject to change according to vintage

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