Fruit sourced from the high plantings in the Eden Valley, a little ways from Berton’s home in the Riverina.
Berton Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, High Eden, 2016
Apricot blossom on the nose along with the sweeter melon tropical notes usually attributed with Sauvignon Blanc. There’s a stony, chalky earthy quality along with leafy freshness. In the mouth, the green melon fruit that sits just below the skin (technically the hypodermal mesocarp…but that doesn’t sound like something you’d want to put in your mouth), along with white peach, passionfruit sweet and soft green capsicum A richer mouthfeel than most SBs, it finishes with saliva inducing quartz rock lines. A better example than many.
Wine sample courtesy of Berton Vineyards