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.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
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
Lemon green in colour.
Lovely aromas of white peach, melon, toasted brioche and spiced cream.
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.
This wine is best enjoyed when youthful and vibrant.
Perfect with roast chicken and rich creamy, fish dishes.