Grant Burge `Thorn` Riesling 2010 (6 x 750mL), Eden Valley, SA. RRP$19.95

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Overview

The Eden Valley area of the Barossa is renowned for producing some of Australia’s finest Riesling, as the cooler climate and higher rainfall provide ideal conditions for Riesling.

The flavour of fresh limes and lemons flow into the palate, which is clean and crisp with balanced acidity and minerality to provide a fine, lingering finish.

Region:
SA - Eden Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The 2010 Thorn Riesling shows pale gold with green tinges.

Aroma

The wine boasts a zesty and complex bouquet of fresh lime, lychee and hints of floral blossom.

Palate

The flavour of fresh limes and lemons flow into the palate, which is clean and crisp with balanced acidity and minerality to provide a fine, lingering finish.

Cellaring Potential

This wine drinks exceptionally well young, but will also reward 5-8 years of careful cellaring.

Food Matching

A perfect choice with fresh natural oysters with squeezed lime and lemon juice.

Vineyard

The Eden Valley area of the Barossa is renowned for producing some of Australia’s finest Riesling, as the cooler climate and higher rainfall provide ideal conditions for Riesling. The fruit for this wine is sourced from 30 year old vines in the Thorn Family Eden Valley Vineyard. The 2010 vintage has proven excellent for aromatic varieties from cooler wine regions, with an even ripening period allowing the fruit to develop delicate aromatic characters while maintaining fine acidity. The fruit was harvested in the cool of night to retain true Riesling varietal characters.

Winemaking Notes

About half of the fruit was whole bunch pressed to maximise the elegance of the wine, the rest of the fruit was crushed directly into a tank press and the juice drained immediately to minimise skin contact. After settling for 48 hours, the juice was racked and two cultured yeasts added to begin fermentation. Only the free run juice was used in this wine, and after a five week temperature controlled fermentation at 11° C, the wine was centrifuged, blended and ready to bottle.

Vintage
2010
Region
SA - Eden Valley
Grape Style
Riesling
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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