Grant Burge `Miamba` Shiraz 2009 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA. RRP$23.95

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Overview

The intense aromas of dark chocolate coated licorice, sweet confectionary coconut ice, dark flesh fruits like plums and black cherries are only enhanced by cedar like aromas and a hint of mint. The palate is equally generous with a typical 2008 palate of rich fruit flavours, melded together with the acidity and tannins which equate to a well balanced wine.

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

Expert Reviews

Excellent example of a rich ripe Aussie Shiraz, with nice integration of cedary oak and berry fruits. 3 1/2 Stars - Winestate Magazine (JUL-AUG/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The 2009 Miamba Shiraz is inky black in colour with incredible depth and intensity.

Aroma

The intense aromas of dark chocolate coated licorice, sweet confectionary coconut ice, dark flesh fruits like plums and black cherries are only enhanced by cedar like aromas and a hint of mint.

Palate

The palate is equally generous with a typical 2008 palate of rich fruit flavours, melded together with the acidity and tannins which equate to a well balanced wine.

Cellaring Potential

The 2009 Miamba is drinking well on release and will evolve and continue to reward with careful cellaring over the next 8 – 10 years.

Food Matching

This opulent Shiraz is deserving of special food accompaniment and would ideally be enjoyed with full flavoured dishes such as slow cooked rabbit with pancetta, and sage and served with a soft polenta cake.

Vineyard

The fruit is grown in the Miamba vineyard, at the southern end of the Barossa, near Lyndoch. The Miamba Vineyard has a long viticultural history, but when Grant bought it in 1983 it was completely bare. Careful planting and sustainable practices have returned this block to its former glory.

Winemaking Notes

After crushing and de-stemming, the fruit was fermented 4, 7 and 11 tonne fermenters and pumped over 3 times daily for 8 days to extract colour and flavour as well as helping control the temperature of the ferment. Several batches of fruit were pressed directly into new American oak hogsheads and allowed to complete both fermentation and secondary malolactic fermentation. The oaked components then remained in oak for several months before being blending with the un-oaked components. The entire blend was then transferred back into oak where it was left to mature for a further 18 months before bottling.

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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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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