Berton Vineyards Winemakers Reserve Padthaway The Black Shiraz 201875cl
Berton Vineyards Winemakers Reserve Padthaway The Black Shiraz 2018
Description of Berton Vineyards Winemakers Reserve Padthaway The Black Shiraz 2018
Berton Vineyards Winemakers Reserve Padthaway The Black Shiraz 2018 (Shiraz)
- View: deep red.
- Nose: aromas of blackberry and plum, roasted and spicy oak.
- Mouth: full of flavor and intense, rich notes of plum, blueberry and mocha, ripe and dense tannins with great structure and length.
GRAPES: 100% Shiraz.
WINE PAIRING: crusted lamb stew olives and adzuki beans.
Bob and Cherie set about planting the first Berton Vineyard cuttings that spring - ten acres of Shiraz and seven acres of Chardonnay - without any permanent water - it wasn't until the following year, in 1998 when the dam filled that the vines got a decent drink!! It was due to these conditions and the seemingly hydrophobic podsolic soils that the vines struggled to become established. After a few years where the vines still looked like rootlings, a Swedish friend jokingly called it the bonsai vineyard - and the name stuck and later became the name of their premium Shiraz. High Eden has a high annual rainfall so the vines are looking good these days... but they still remember the early days every time they crack open a bottle of Bonsai! After the dam was established and water plentiful they went on to plant Cabernet sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.More about the Winery