Foundstone Merlot 2018 Berton Vineyards

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Berton Vineyards Foundstone Merlot is a soft, plummy Aussie red with intense aromas and a juicy texture. Cassis and plum flavours are given added complexity by judicious oak ageing.

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Berton Vineyard was 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 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 allows Berton Vineyards to produce value for money wines which sit alongside his premium single vineyard offerings.

The vine age is varied, but all vines have been spur pruned. The vines are planted approximately 1.8m apart with3.6m between rows to allow machinery access. The Trellis system is generally a single wire cordon.

The grapes are machine harvested and tested for ripeness; cropping level is around 6-7 tonnes/acre with a mixture of morning and day harvest. The grapes are then crushed and inoculated with selected yeast strains. The fermentation is carried out at 25-28C and a rack and return is carried out every three hours. When the ferment is dry, the wine is then pressed off the skins and transferred to a stainless steel tank where it undergoes oak treatment using oak staves. The wine is filtered, blended and prepared for bottling.

 
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RRP £9.99
Vintage 2018
Alcoholic strength 14%
Serve with Feathered game, grilled beef or tomato based dishes
Country Australia
Region South Eastern Australia
Subregion Riverina
Grapes Merlot 95%, Petit Verdot 3%, Cabernet Sauvignon 2%
Body C
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
 
Berton Vineyards

Berton Vineyards was established in 1996 by Bob and Cherie Berton when they purchased a block of land in High Eden, a subregion of the Barossa Valley, South Australia. This idyllic property sits 450m above sea level on gently rolling hills.

In 2005 the decision was made to purchase a winery to process the 100 odd tonnes that was produced at the High Eden Vineyard. In 2005 when the former Southcorp winery in Yenda became available, Bob and Cherie joined with Jamie Bennett, Paul Bartholomaeus and James Ceccato to form Berton Vineyards the company. The winery was purchased and they moved to their new home in November 2005.

This state-of-the-art facility has the capacity to process 20,000 tonnes and enables Berton Vineyards to produce value for money wines together with their premium single vineyard offerings.

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