Grant Burge `Hillcot` Merlot 2013 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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Overview

The fruit was crushed into static overhead fermenters and left on its skins for seven days to extract the colour and flavours of the fruit. The ferment was allowed to peak at 32°C then cooled to 22°C to retain delicate

fruit characters. The juice was racked and returned every second day, and pumped over 3 times a day to further intensify the colour and flavour. The wine was filled to American and European oak puncheon

barrels to complete fermentation, it was blended and then transferred back to oak for a further 18 months maturation before being bottled.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep red in colour.

Aroma

The nose is dominated by rich, raspberry, blueberry and dark chocolate with a hint of spice.

Palate

The soft, supple palate has concentrated flavours of red berries and sweet mocha, with a silky mid-palate of dark chocolate and vanilla along with a fine grained tannin structure.

Cellaring

Ready to enjoy now, yet will require cellaring for up to 8 years.

Food Macthing

Pairing a terrific match with Moroccan cuisine, grilled meats and pasta dishes.

Vintage
2013
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Merlot
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

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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