Grant Burge `10YO` Fortified Tawny (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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$149.94 per pack
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Overview

This fine mature tawny is made from the Barossa’s traditional tawny varieties - grenache, mataro and shiraz - and has been blended to an average age of 10 years.

After harvest and crushing, fermentation is initiated in traditional open fermenters. The fermentation is stopped at the desired sweetness level by the addition of high-quality brandy spirit. After pressing and clarification, the wine is matured in older barriques and hogsheads which allow the wine to slowly develop harmony and complexity without adding obvious oak character.

They have assessed and reblended their tawny material into a solera-based system which will enable them to consistently release wines of high quality and to gradually improve that quality even further. Only a strictly limited quantity of 10Year Old Tawny will be drawn from the solera for bottling each year, and the barrels will be topped up with selected younger wine.

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

Expert Reviews

The touches of red point to its youth, but there is plenty of Christmas cake/spice to enjoy, and the finish is pleasingly dry thanks to its rancio.

Rating 90 - James Halliday, Wine Companion - Jul 2013

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Tawny colour with tinges of red.

Aroma

Complex rancio characters show through on the bouquet, together with some fresh fruit characters and excellent integration of spirit.

Palate

The palate is sweet and mellow but finishes quite dry and shows a harmonious balance of developed fruit characters and oak tannins.

Medals & Trophies

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2013 Brisbane Wine Show

2013 What Food What Wine?

Gold Medal

2012 Hobart Wine Show

2014 Decanter Asia Awards

2013 Perth Royal Wine Show

2013 Decanter World Wine Awards

2012 Perth Wine Show

2010 New Zealand International Wine Show

2010 New Zealand Liquorland Top 100

2007 International Wine Challenge UK

2006 New Zealand International Wine Show

2005 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Vintage
non-vintage
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Fortified Wine
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
19%

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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