Berton Vineyard Foundstone Merlot 2019

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6 bottle(s) at £10.25 per bottle.
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Berton Vineyard Foundstone Merlot 2019

Country - Australia

Region - South East Australia

Grape Varieties - Merlot 95%, Petit Verdot 3%, Cabernet Sauvignon 2%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Tasting notes - This Merlot has a deep youthful colour with expressive aromas of plums, blackberries and violets. The palate has a velvety texture with generous flavours of sour cherries, plums and fragrant herbs with a hint of vanilla oak.

Berton Vineyard Foundstone Merlot 2019

A softly textured, fresh and easy drinking wine with notes of plums and cherry enhanced by a hint of mint.

Producer Note

Established by Bob and Cherie Berton in May 1996. The estate covers 30 hectares of land located on gently rolling hills at 450 metres above sea level, in a subregion 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.

 

Vintage

Warm, dry conditions and no rain during the 2018 harvest season resulted in a fantastic vintage, with little disease incidence or pressure to harvest. The Merlot was picked over two weeks in late February and early March.

Vineyard

The age of the vines is varied. The vines are planted approximately 1.8 metres apart with 3.6 metres between the rows to allow machinery access. All vines have been spur pruned and are trellised on a single wire cordon. The loam to clay-loam soils have moderate to high fertility.

Winemaking

The parcels of fruit were fermented in stainless steel vertical fermenters at temperatures of 26 to 30°C with the influence of premium French toasted and untoasted oak. Fermentation lasted four to six days before being pressed at 1° Baume and was left to ferment through to dryness. The wine went through malolactic fermentation resulting in a softer expression and was then clarified.

Tasting Note

This Merlot has a deep youthful colour with expressive aromas of plums, blueberries and violets. The palate has a velvety texture with generous flavours of sour cherries, plum and fragrant herbal notes with a hint of vanilla oak.

Serving Suggestion

Perfect with flame seared beef or rich tomato based dishes.

Grape

Merlot 93%, Cabernet Sauvignon 4%, Shiraz 3%

 

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Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2019
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