Great elegance and finesse...a rich and generous palate with a creamy mouthfeel and fine acid.
The palate is rich and generous and shows flavours of bread dough, strawberry and oyster, is accented by a lean acid backbone from its cool climate fruit origins and a lingering creamy mouth feel due to extended time on lees.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
Grant Burge Pinot Noir Chardonnay NV is a definite step up: smoky, nutty, lightly bready and with a full, slightly broad palate. It offers depth of character that's rare at the price, often winning gold medals at shows. Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald (18-24/DEC/2001)
…. Is made from 80% pinot noir and chardonnay from the Adelaide Hills. The copper tinged (from the pinot skins) sparkling white tops the shopping list for an Aussie sparkler in the $25-$35 range. Fruity on the palate, it has an acid backbone and a creamy texture.Ross Noble (DEC/2010)
Such is the strength of the Burge red wine portfolio you can often overlook the fact that he has made some mighty fine sparkling wine along the way. This one offeres stacks of classic sparkling wine character. West Australian (DEC/2010)
Made from the traditional varieties — pinot noir and chardonnay — in the methode traditionelle way. Fragrant nots on the nose, yeasty characters, stonefruit and citrus flavours, a find persisten bead and clean dry finish.Illawarra Mercury (NOV/2010)
PROUDLY SA: The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes for this Sparkling wine are carefully hand-picked into 200kg crates to minimise maceration of grape bunches during transport. The percentage of Pinot Noir in the blend has gradulally been increased to give greater depth of flavour and increased aromatics. It is accenbted by a lean acid backbone and a lingering creamy mouthfeel from extended time on lees.Starting the Party - National Liquor News (OCT/2008)
Toasty nose, fresh pastry cream flavours, the palate with very good weight and developed complexity and a fresh, clean honeyed finish.Bubble & Trouble - graeme Phillips, Hobart Mercury (22/NOV/2008)
It has to look good to match your patrons' little black dresses; it has to tickle their taste buds; it needs to bubble as long as they do; it needs to be affordable, yet impressive. Grant Burge's Pinot Noir-Chardonnay NV does all of that and more and is a perfect partner for any great celebration.Eat Drink (FEB/2007)
Winery Tasting Notes
Tinged with copper hues.
This wine exhibits yeasty, biscuit like, hazelnut and brioche aromatics that combined with ripe strawberry and rose-petal notes to form a complex nose.
The palate is rich and generous and shows flavours of bread dough, strawberry and oyster, is accented by a lean acid backbone from its cool climate fruit origins and a lingering creamy mouth feel due to extended time on lees.The bead is small and delicate and serves to heighten all of the flavours and textures of this wine.This sparkling wine is adaptable to all occasions and as such is just as enjoyable with food as it is on its own.
The style that I aim for is one of elegance and finesse, balanced with flavour and, above all, drinkability. I believe I've achieved that with this wine.
The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes are carefully hand picked into 200- kilogram crates to minimise maceration of grape bunches during transport.
On delivery to the winery the crates are placed in refrigerated rooms to chill the fruit to 4C.These cold temperatures minimise the amount of colour extracted from the red skinned Pinot Noir grapes during pressing.The whole bunches are then loaded directly into the bag press and gently squeezed to produce a clear, fine juice fraction.The juice is then clarified and inoculated with native Champagne yeasts to ferment at cool temperatures.The percentage of Pinot Noir in the blend has gradually been increased to 80% to give greater depth of flavour and increased aromatics.The blend spends 24-27 months on tirage before is gorgement and liqueuring.
Medals & Trophies
Best Sparkling Consumer, Class Consumer, Hyatt Advertiser SA Wine of the Year 2006
Silver Medal, Sommelier Wine Awards 2009
Silver Medal, Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2008
Silver Medal, Class 78, Hobart Wine Show 2004
Bronze Medal, Class 69, Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2006
Seal of Approval, International Wine Competition London 2006