• Berton Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

Berton Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

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96 POINTS - Decanter Magazine - March 2017 - 
#1 New World Cabernet - Decanter - 

The generous palate show intense blackberries, cassis and vanilla bean supported by a fine spicy structure.

Established by Bob and Cherie Berton in May 1996 with 75 acres. The heart of Berton Vineyards is their own personal plot in a sub-region of Eden Valley in South Australia. This idyllic property sits at 450m above sea level on gently rolling hills – except for the Chardonnay block which is anything but gentle!! The first vines were planted in that spring – ten acres of Shiraz and seven acres of Chardonnay – but without any permanent water.

It was not until 1998, after the new dam was filled, that the vines finally had a decent drink. With all this, the vines struggled through their impressionable years. Lots of love and attention, but the lack of water really retarded their growth, so much so that a Swedish friend jokingly told them that they had planted a bonsai vineyard….the name stuck and later became the name of their premium Shiraz.

With the good rainfall in High Eden, the vines are in great condition these days, but they still remember the early days every time they open a bottle of the Bonsai. After the dam was full they were able to follow on and plant Cabernet Sauvignon and lastly some Sauvignon Blanc.

Grapes:       92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 3% Shiraz.

Region:       Australia / Coonawarra   

Maker:        Bob and Cherie Berton                                               

Notes:         This wine has an inky black colour with deep red hues, brooding aromas of liquorice, eucalyptus, cinnamon spice and sweet peppers.  The generous palate show intense blackberries, cassis and vanilla bean supported by a fine spicy structure.

Serve:         Will accompany aged beef served with herb roasted subterranean vegetables.

ABV:           14.5%

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