Grant Burge Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2008 (12 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

The palate is rich and luscious with black cherry, bramble fruit and a hint of vanilla bean with elegant cedary oak and soft approachable tannins, with a complex lingering finish.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietals

The Barossa Vines Cabernet Merlot combines 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot, from fruit grown on Grant’s own vineyards and those of respected growers in the region.

Colour

The 2008 Cabernet Merlot is deep crimson colour indicating its youth.

Aroma

The wine shows aromas of ripe black currants and dark plums complimented by notes of dark choclate and coffee.

Palate

The palate is rich and luscious with black cherry, bramble fruit and a hint of vanilla bean with elegant cedary oak and soft approachable tannins, with a complex lingering finish.

Cellaring Potential

This easy-drinking wine is ready to enjoy now, but will benefit from short term cellaring for added strucutre.

Food Matching

It is an excellent match with beef ragu, barbequed meats and hearty tomato dishes.

Winemaking Notes

After crushing and de-stemming, the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks on skins for six to seven days, to bring out the maximum colour and flavour. After initial fermentation, the wine was transferred to a combination of French and American hogsheads for 12 months, to build complexity, structure and balance before bottling.

Vintage
2008
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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History and Tradition

Grant Burge is a fifth-generation Barossa Vigneron. Throughout his career, Grant has been one of the most respected and innovative forces in the Australian wine industry. The history of the Burge family and their long association with winemaking in the region can be traced back to March 1855, when noted tailor John Burge immigrated to the Barossa from Hillcot, near Pewsey in Wiltshire, England with his wife Eliza and their two sons. With help from his sons Meshach and Henry, John’s farm flourished with wheat, sheep and viticulture. His eldest son Meshach continued the farming tradition and was a prominent community leader. He married Emma in the early 1900s and they had eight children. First-born Percival established the Wilsford Winery in 1916, beginning the Burge winemaking tradition. Percival had two sons, Noel and Colin, and Colin and his wife Nancy had one son, Grant. Following in the footsteps of his father and forefathers before him, Grant now carries the winemaking tradition into the 21st century

Family Owned

Grant Burge Wines was formed in 1988 by Grant and his wife Helen, and is located in the heart of the Barossa Valley on the banks of Jacob's Creek and is still proudly family owned. Continuing the family tradition, Grant and Helen have now brought the sixth generation into the fold. Eldest son Toby is the company’s Vineyard Manager, upholding the premium quality and consistency of fruit produced from the vineyards. Amelia joined the Marketing Department in an assistant role early in 2007, and in late 2008 went out into the world to gain more experience to bring back to the company later on in her career. Trent, the youngest, has been part of the hardworking cellar team at the Illaparra Winery since vintage 2006. All three children share Grant and Helen’s vision to continue this long family tradition of bringing exceptional wines to the world.

“I am a romantic, and I have a real sense of my family history, of my father and grandfather, and what they achieved.” Grant Burge

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