The Winemakers Reserve Black Shiraz is an extreme example of Australian Shiraz with deep colour and aromas of blackberry and plum over toasty coffee and spicy oak. The palate is full flavoured and intense with rich plum, blueberry and mocha notes. The tannins are ripe and dense giving great structure and length to the palate.
|Awards||Gold, Drinks Business, 2017|
|Name||Berton Vineyard Winemakers Reserve Black Shiraz Padthaway|
Sourced from the vineyards in Padthaway, South Australia, where the soils are sandy loam over clay, formed on old lagoon sediments. These sandy soils lead to poor nutrient and water retention which helps to concentrate the flavours in the fruit. The vines are grown on single wire trellises, ensuring an open canopy. Drip irrigation is used in the vineyards to manage the water supply and reduce evaporation, as water is applied directly above the roots.
The grapes were fermented on their skins at temperatures of between 20°C to 25°C for maximum colour extraction. The wine was made in a fruit-forward style, with a short period in oak.
A dry, full bodied wine best consumed within 2 years, however our Black Shiraz is made to withstand 5-10 years cellaring.