Berton Vineyards The Black Shiraz Metal Label, 2015

South East Australia, Australia

Notes:

Possibly Berton Vineyards most popular wine. Full of spicy, yet soft blackcurrant fruit and still holding it's own at 14% alcohol, the wine is actually very approachable. The winemakers source the darkest and most flavoursome Shiraz grapes from premium areas across South Eastern Australia and make a wine that balances fruit and alcohol, but also looks great and is a reasonable price.


Strong, purple black and intense (hence the name) yet surprisingly soft and easy drinking for such a high alcohol wine – just how Aussie Shiraz should be!


Gold Medal: China Wine & Spirits Awards (2015 vintage)


Gold Medal: San Francisco IWC (2015 vintage)


Bronze Medal: Decanter World Wine Awards (2015 vintage)


Bronze Medal: International Wine Challenge 2016 (2015 vintage)

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Additional Information

Additional Information

PRODUCT CODE AU1100A15
VINTAGE 2015
BOTTLE SIZE 75cl
COUNTRY Australia
REGION South East Australia
SUB-REGION Riverina
ALCOHOL % by Vol. 14.5%
ALCOHOL UNITS 10.8
COLOUR Red
TYPE Red Wine
CLOSURE TYPE Screw Cap
STYLE Red - Rich & spicy
GRAPE TYPE(S) Shiraz

Producer Info

Details

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!

Regional Info

South East Australia

South Eastern Australia is a large zone that encompasses the Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Tasmania areas. Wines from the South East region can be made from anywhere within these states. This is a massive stretch of land with diverse growing conditions and ranges in quality.

The reds are generally produced from Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre and Cabernet grapes while the whites are made from Chardonnay, Riesling, Vioginer, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. This region also produces plenty of blends and unusual pairings.

South East Australia

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Customer Reviews (2)

Very enjoyableReview by Tiana
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Great wine which packs a punch. Dark and fruity just the way it should be. (Posted on 09/05/2017)
Excellent WineReview by Bob
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Have tasted this excellent wine before. Lovely tasting wine and great value for money (Posted on 22/08/2016)

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