Grant Burge `5th Generation` Chardonnay 2014 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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Overview

Grant Burge is a 5th generation Barossa vigneron. 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 with his wife Eliza and their two sons, Meshach and Henry.

The fruit was crushed, chilled and tank pressed with the juice allowed to settle for 48 hours prior to fermentation. A total of ten different yeast strains were used and each parcel was separated with each one receiving a different yeast strain for the fermentation. 70% of the wine underwent cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 3 weeks whilst 30% of the wine was fermented and matured in French oak. After fermentation the wines remained on yeast lees for six months to build texture and richness to the wine. Finally prior to bottling the wine was gently racked and blended, capturing flavour freshness and richness.

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

Expert Reviews

Pleasant, well made wine, restricted by its (apparent) region and (apparent) lack of oak.

Rating 86 - Drink by 2016 - James Halliday, Wine Companion - Jul 2015

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Lemon green in colour.

Aroma

Lovely aromas of white peach, melon, toasted brioche and spiced cream.

Palate

The soft palate is packed with citrus fruit, nectarines and cream all balanced with a crisp, lemon rind acidity. It is a rich and complex contemporary style of Chardonnay that is bound to please.

Cellaring

This wine is best enjoyed when youthful and vibrant.

Food Matching

Perfect with roast chicken and rich creamy, fish dishes.

Vintage
2014
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.5%

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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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