Grant Burge `gb19` Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2010 (12 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

This wine is fresh and lively with tropical fruits, guava, floral and herbaceous notes. This follows on to the palate, which is full of generous fruit flavours balanced by crisp acidity.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietals

The 2010 vintage is proving exceptional for aromatic white varieties despite an early heatwave, as a cool change allowed for slow ripening of white varieties. The fruit for this wine was sourced from Barossa and Eden Valley, and is a blend of 60% Semillon and 40% Sauvignon Blanc.

Colour

The 2010 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is bright lemon in colour with youthful green hues.

Aroma

This wine is fresh and lively with tropical fruits, guava, floral and herbaceous notes.

Palate

The Palate is full of generous fruit flavours balanced by crisp acidity.

Food Matching

The Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is designed for early drinking and is a perfect Summer wine, well suited to spicy Asian and seafood.

Winemaking Notes

The fruit was de-stemmed and the whole berries were gently pressed to reduce the amount of phenolics extracted and to keep the delicate fruit flavours to the fore. Cool temperatures during fermentation followed, with a portion of the Semillon left on lees for a month to add texture to the palate.

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
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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