Berton Vineyard Winemakers Reserve Fiano 2021

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Berton Vineyard Winemakers Reserve Fiano 2021

Country - Australia

Region - South Eastern Australia

Grape Varieties - Fiano 98%, Pinot Grigio 1%, Viognier 1%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Berton Vineyard

Tasting notes - A lovely example of the Fiano grape, with its lifted bouquet of lemon zest and orange stem combined with floral notes of jasmine. Lime and pineapple flavours along with herbaceous tones drift across the palate with tingly freshness. 

Berton Vineyard Winemakers Reserve Fiano 2021

A lifted floral bouquet, with fresh notes of green apple
and stone fruits combined with a subtle herbaceous
character and a zesty finish.
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 2020-21 season was a perfect contrast with the previous one. While summer 2019-
20 was the second hottest on record, 2020-21 was the coolest in 10 years, due to the
influence of a La Niña climate pattern. The cool ripening period led to an elevated
natural acidity and good flavour development. Some whites in the Riverina were picked
slightly early due to rain forecast, resulting in lighter flavours and lower alcohol levels. In
most vineyards, crop size was slightly bigger than 2020 across South Eastern Australia.
Fiano is native to Campania in Italy, but this early ripening and relatively low yielding
variety has been really flourishing in the Australian climate for the past few decades.
The Fiano grapes for this wine come from the Torino vineyard near the village of
Tharbogang in the Riverina, New South Wales. The vines are grown on a sandy soil with
clay subsoils. As the climate is hot and dry, drip irrigation is required to nourish the vines.
The vineyard rows are orientated to face north to south and the vines are trellised on a
double wire and spur pruned.
One of the winemaker’s favourites, Fiano was initially used in blending and adding
interest to some of the other varieties. After years of outstanding quality, the
Winemakers Reserve Fiano has been released. Harvest time was determined by flavour
development, and the sugar/acidity levels having achieved ideal balance. Harvest
took place in the cool of the night to retain freshness and to minimise oxidation. The
grapes were destemmed and chilled to a bag press, where the free run juice was
separated for this wine. The juice was lightly clarified before being slowly fermented at
14 to 16°C with a carefully selected yeast to optimise varietal expression. After a short
period on the lees, the wine was prepared for bottling.
Tasting Note
A benchmark expression of crisp freshness and citrus flavours from start to finish. Pale
lemon in colour this wine displays aromas of lemon zest and orange along with delicate
hints of jasmine. On the palate lime and pineapple flavours complement the
herbaceous notes through to a zesty finish.
Fiano 99%, Pinot Grigio 1%

Winemaker: James Ceccato
Region: New South Wales
Subregion: Riverina
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 11.5%

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Vintage 2021
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