Winemakers Reserve Durif Berton Vineyards

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Winemakers Reserve Durif Berton Vineyards 2018 Rich, ripe concentrated fruit bursting with varietal aromas of anise and blackberry combined with hints of violets, spice and chocolate.  Producer Note - Established by...

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Winemakers Reserve Durif Berton Vineyards 2018

Rich, ripe concentrated fruit bursting with varietal aromas of anise and blackberry combined with hints of violets, spice and chocolate.

 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 that sit alongside their premium single-vineyard offerings. Vintage The 2016 vintage in the Riverina saw a poor start due to high rainfall in late January. As such many varieties were harvested slightly earlier than usual in order to prevent diseases such as botrytis and acid rot from setting in. However, the rain was beneficial for the reds as it helped the vines endure the hot summer and maintained excellent quality. The Durif was harvested in early March with a Baumé of 14.2.


Vineyard - Durif is a cross between Syrah and a little known variety called Peloursin and is sometimes known as Petite Syrah. This parcel of Durif has been chosen from a single vineyard, the 'Foleys Corner Vineyard', which overlooks Griffith in the Riverina, New South Wales. Durif is well suited to the climate of the Riverina region, which is hot and dry. The vineyard is on a slope with a westerly aspect and the soil is sandy loam. The vineyard rows face east to west direction. The vines are on a single wire trellis, spur pruned and drip irrigated. The grapes are machine harvested once they have reached the optimum maturity level.


Winemaking - The fruit was destemmed, crushed and fermented in static fermenters for five days on premium French oak chips to optimise colour stability and tannin structure. The wine was drained, pressed and stored in stainless steel tanks until malolactic fermentation was complete. It was then filtered onto French oak and matured for approximately four months, giving a subtle and delicate oak influence. The wine was then filtered and bottled in November 2016.


Tasting Note - Deeply rich and inky purple in colour, this Durif shows rich, ripe concentrated fruit bursting with varietal aromas of anise and blackberry. Subtle hints of violet, spice and chocolate notes enhance the intensely fruit-forward palate which is well structured with a satisfying finish.


Serving Suggestion - The perfect match with a barbecued T Bone steak or roasted lamb roast with all the trimmings.


Grape Durif 98%, Shiraz 2%

Awards Silver, IWSC, 2017

Winemaker: James Ceccato

Region: South East Australia

Subregion: Riverina

Country: Australia

Alcohol: 14.5% BodyValue: D (A is light, E is full-bodied)

Residual Sugar: 7.9

Contains Sulphites: Yes

Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes

Milk/Eggs: No/No

Organic/Biodynamic No/No

Can you explain your shipping charges?

We charge the amount the courier charges us to deliver the wines. In the majority of cases this is £10.00 for a dozen wines. For local delivery we charge £5.00 as we can often do this ourselves, by local we mean Milton Keynes.

Couriers charge by weight and size and a case of wines is both heavy and bulky and so the costs are fairly high. The charges are the same if you are buying 1 bottle or 6 bottles but they change if you go over 6 bottles due the the excess weight and size. Couriers also charge a fee to cover fuel excess and this all goes towards the total cost not to mention the 20% VAT to be added to everything.

Currently if someone orders a dozen wines they are charged £10.00 but if they order 24 bottles the charge is the same!

If you wish to have your wines shipped to other countries the costs are extreemly high and often not worth paying for. The cost for example to ship to the USA for a dozen wines would be £100.00 for the shipping alone! Therefore we have taken the decision not to ship any wines outside of the UK.


What is your minimum order?

The minimum order is 1 bottle! I prefer it if people order more and you get better value with the delivery if you do this too!


What if I want to send wine as a gift?

No problem, we will send to your preferred address and even include a card free of charge!

We have two kinds of cards a blank one and a Thank you one. However if you want a Valentines one or a birthday card or anyother type of card please let us know. We will write your personal greeting and even include the soppy stuff. We don't charge for the cards as its our way of thanking you for choosing us to send a gift to your loved one. 


What about a discount?

I may be able to take a little off the price if you ask nicely and there is a large enough order. Please do not ask for a discount on any orders under 12 bottles.  Email me with your requirements and I will let you know if I can do anything. However the best way to get a discount is to sign up for the newsletter as there is often special offers given away to newsletter subscribers.

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Winemakers Reserve Durif Berton Vineyards

£12.50 £11.89