Berton Vineyards Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
IMPORTANT NEWS - This wine is back in stock but VERY limited. I suggest if you want to order some you do so straight away before it all sells out again!
The Coonawarra Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Bob Berton is a truly delicious wine from Australia. With intense, ripe black fruit aromas and hints of chocolate, eucalyptus and mint this wine is a delight to drink. It's not full of some of the overpowering green bell pepper characters that come from the lesser quality Cabernet's and this makes it a firm favourite of the team at Wineman.
Established by Bob & Cherie Berton in May 1996 with 75 acres of land at 450m above sea level on gently rolling hills in a sub-region 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 10,000 tonnes and allows Berton Vineyards to produce value for money wines that sit alongside his premium single-vineyard offerings.
The grapes were sourced from the prized terra rossa region of Coonawarra. They were picked in late April and fermented in closed fermenters for 10 days at between 25 and 28 degrees and was pumped over 4 times a day. The wine was then pressed off into stainless steel tanks where it completed its malolactic fermentation in the late autumn. The wine was then racked off onto French oak with an equal spread of new, 1, 2 and 3-year-old oak. It was matured for a year during which time it received one racking.
This Berton Coonawarra Reserve Cabernet is a wine of restrained power with an intense, ripe berry bouquet with hints of chocolate and liquorice. The palate fills with crushed blackcurrant fruit flavours over the typical herbaceous characters of eucalyptus and mint and is beautifully complemented by elegant French oak notes.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
The reserve will age well for 5-8 years and will accompany aged beef served with herb-roasted subterranean vegetables.
Country / Region / Appellation
AU / Coonawarra / Coonawarra
James Ceccato & Tim Perrin
Grapes - Cabernet Sauvignon 97%, Merlot 2%, Shiraz 1%
Vegetarian/Vegan - Yes/Yes
Milk/Eggs - No/No
Contains Sulphites - Yes
ABV% - 14.5%