Berton Vineyard Foundstone Merlot 2021

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Berton Vineyard Foundstone Merlot 2021

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 flavors of sour cherries, plums, and fragrant herbs with a hint of vanilla oak.

Berton Vineyard Foundstone Merlot 2021

A softly textured, fresh and easy-drinking wine with notes
of plums and chocolate enhanced by a hint of vanilla.
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.
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 has
moderate to high fertility.
The parcels of fruit were fermented in stainless steel static fermenters at temperatures of
27 to 29°C with 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 conversion resulting in a softer expression
and was then clarified. Maturation lasted for four months with American oak influence.
Tasting Note
This Merlot has a deep youthful colour with expressive aromas of plum, blackberry and
violet. The palate has a velvety texture with generous flavours of sour cherries, plum and
fragrant herbal notes with a hint of vanilla oak.
Merlot 93%, Shiraz 4%, Cabernet Sauvignon 3%

Winemaker: James Ceccato &
Bill Gumbleton
Region: New South Wales
Subregion: Riverina
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14%

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Vintage 2021
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