BERTON VINEYARDS Outback Jack Cabernet Merlot
BERTON VINEYARDS Outback Jack Cabernet Merlot. In the vineyard a warm, dry summer provided a clean and disease free vintage with great ripening conditions across all regions. No significant rain fell during the ripening period and despite some hot days, extended heat waves through the growing season has given all the 2019 reds and abundance of ripe fruit characters. Fermented in stainless steel vertical fermenters for 4-6 days at around 26°C on French untoasted & toasted oak. Wine was then pressed at 1 baume via screw press into stainless steel and left to ferment until dry.
The wine was then racked off gross lees onto French oak chips to complete malolactic fermentation. Once secondary fermentation was complete the wine was clarified via centrifuge into stainless steel storage.