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Berton Vineyards Reserve Botrytis Semillon

£14.50
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Product Code
AU5080A19
Despite Riverina in NSW being Australia’s largest grower of wine it has a reputation for high quality, particularly for producing some of the best Botrytis affected wines. The Berton Reserve Semillon has a divine fragrance of orange peel, honey and sweet apricots with a fine juicy citrus taste, balanced with ripe fruit and honey flavours that carry through to beautifully balanced and persistent finish. Lush.

Berton Vineyards

Berton Vineyards was established in 1996 by Bob and 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 and Cherie set about planting the first Berton Vineyard cuttings that spring - ten acres of Shiraz and 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 and the seemingly hydrophobic podsolic 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 - and the name stuck and 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 they crack open a bottle of Bonsai! After the dam was established and water plentiful they went on to plant Cabernet sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.

In 2005 the decision was made to purchase a winery to process the 1000 odd tonnes that was produced at the High Eden Vineyard. In 2005 when the former Southcorp winery in Yenda became available, Bob and Cherie joined with Jamie Bennett, Paul Bartholomaeus and James Ceccato to form Berton Vineyards the company. The winery was purchased and the guys moved to their new home in November 2005. For the next few months they were kept busy buying up fruit and arranging contact crushing for the 2006 vintage. In January 2006 the first grapes rolled across the weighbridge, and so began the scariest vintage they have all experienced! With very few staff they managed to crush and process 13,000 tonnes. Thankfully life at the winery has become easier since then!

More Information
Product Code AU5080A19
Bottles per case 12
Vintage 2019
Bottle Size 37.5cl
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-region Riverina
Alcohol % by Vol. 10.0%
Alcohol Units 3.5
Colour White
Type Dessert Wine
Closure Type Screw Cap
Style Dessert - Sweet & delicate
Grape Type(s) Semillon
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