The Balthasar Shiraz, one of Grant Burge’s Wines of Distinction, is sourced entirely from the Eden Valley region of the Barossa. Traditionally a key component of Barossa blends this wine showcases the elegant varietal characteristics from this unique region.
Four individual parcels from the same Eden Valley vineyard were picked separately with each batch receiving a unique fermentation regime. Traditional European winemaking techniques were used for this wine, in particular extended maceration to add more depth of flavour and allow for a softening of tannins. After pressing, 60% of the wine went to new French oak hogsheads and 40% into 2,500 litre French oak vats. Further to this, the wine was left on fine lees for 6 months, with the barrels then cleaned and re-filled for an extra 12 months of oak maturation.
- SA - Eden Valley
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Rich ruby in colour.
Enticing, vibrant aromas of redberries, cloves and dark chocolate, along with a hint of sweet spice.
The palate is a perfect balance of red berry fruit and soft chalky tannins. Balthasar is all about texture with the concentrated blackberry, plum and silky blueberry fruit flavours all perfectly integrated with the soft, silky tannin structure. A complex, yet elegant wine which has unparalleled fruit density, exceptional length and structure.
Benchmark Eden Valley Shiraz from a sensational vintage, very indicative of the cooler climate, this wine is immediately approachable yet can be cellared for 10 to 12 years.
The soft silky tannin profile of this wine makes it an ideal accompaniment to a multitude of game, red meat and roast pork dishes.