Opal Ridge Gewurtztraminer/Verdelho
A wine which combines the aromatic Gewurztraminer with the fuller bodied Verdelho to produce a vibrant and fresh tasting wine, medium in style.
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A wine which combines the aromatic Gewurztraminer with the fuller bodied Verdelho to produce a vibrant and fresh tasting wine, medium in style. 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, In 2007 Bob purchased the Yenda winery in the heart of the Riverina. This state of the art facility has the capacity to process 10,000 tonnes, and allows Berton Vineyards to produce value for money wines which sit alongside his premium single vineyard offerings. All vines have been spur pruned. Vine age is varied. Vines are planted roughly 1.8m apart with 3.6m between the rows to allow machinery access. The trellis system is generally a single wire cordon. The grapes were cool night harvested, and then transported across the hay plains to the Yenda winery. The grapes were de-stemmed and crushed, pressed and cold settled, before being racked off lees and inoculated with specially selected yeast strains. The ferments were carried out separately in stainless steel tanks at a constant cool temperature of 13 degrees. After ferment the wines were then immediately racked off yeast lees and filtered, stored in stainless steel tanks ready for blending. The Chardonnay has had a little oak treatment. Food Recommendations:- This wine is ideally suited to spicy Asian salads and stir fry or fruit salad and dairy desserts.