Grant Burge `Abednego` Mourvedre Grenache Shiraz 2009 (6 x 750mL), Barossa

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Overview

After crushing and de-stemming, the grapes were fermented in static “potter type” fermenters and regularly pumped over. Once fermentation was complete the wine underwent extended maceration on skins to enhance the tannin structure. Following this process the free run and pressings were held separately while the winemakers decided on the perfect blend. A portion of the wine was then transferred into a 2,500 litre vat, with the remainder spending 16 months in one and two year old French oak hogsheads.

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

Expert Reviews

A 44/31/25% blend, each component fermented separately and given prolonged skin contact after fermentation ceased, then matured in 2500-litre vats for 16 months. For good measure, estate-grown, the vines with an average age of 100 years. The colour is bright and clear, the palate an exercise in the synergy that these three varieties can provide, the core of red fruit flavours surrounded by savoury black olive notes; excellent tannin and oak handling.

Rating 95 - Drink by 2030 - James Halliday, wine Companion - Jul 2013

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep ruby red with hints of purple.

Aroma

Layers of fruit and spice aromas including dark cherries, raspberries, star anise, cinnamon and dark chocolate.

Palate

The palate has beautifully supple tannins and a silky mouthfeel which highlight the pure dark fruit and savoury spice flavours.

Cellaring

With careful cellaring this wine will evolve further in the next 12 years courtesy of the weight of tannins and fine balance.

Food Matching

The flavours of this wine match brilliantly with game meats such as duck and venison.

Medals & Trophies

Bronze Medal

2014 Decanter World Wine Awards

2013 Decanter World Wine Awards

2011 Hobart Wine Show

2010 Royal Queensland Wine Show

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Other Red Blends
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
13%

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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