Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre Barossa South Australia
Vinified from the Barossa's traditional Port varietals, mostly Grenache, the balance Mourverdre and Shiraz, assembled to an average age of ten years age. Grant Burge craft their exquisite Old Tawny to the Iberian Solera system, achieving a higher standard of fortified wine year after year. The spicy fruit flavours are delivered by the high proportion Grenache and add a lifted freshness to the more complex rancio characters in the background. The palate is smooth and rich, its moreish richness is balanced by an elegant, drying finish.
Available in cartons of six
Grant burge is well positioned to produce the Barossa's most remarkable, aged tawny port wines. Parcels of Grenache, Mourverdre and Shiraz are crushed into traditional open fermenters, arrested at the desired sweetness by the addition of brandy spirit. After pressing and clarification, components are matured in a selection of older oak barriques and hogsheads, slowly achieving superb harmony and complexity without adding any obvious oak character. A solera system of rack offs and top ups is employed to construct a palate of consistency and to improve the quality of fortifieds into perpetuity. A limited quantity of Aged Tawny is drawn for bottling each year, as barrels are topped up with stocks from younger vintages.
Golden tawny colour. Complex rancio notes show through on the bouquet, espresso and carob, spiced navy rum and treacle, together with some fresh fruit characters and spirit warmth. The palate is sweet and mellow, a harmonious balance of developed fruit characters and oak tannins, ample fruit flavours and evolved tawny richness, finishes satisfyingly dry.