Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Barossa South Australia
As the largest independent grower in Barossa Valley, Grant Burge has access to substantial harvests of the finest fruit, combined with the estate's economy of scale to deliver a superior quality of wine at every pricepoint. Parcels of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are collated from Grant's very own vineyards, as well as sites owned and operated by distinguished Barossa growers. A wine of refinement and structure, a great match to a wide range of cuisine, beef ragu, barbequed meats and comforting tomato pasta recipes.
Barossa Valley is unique in that it offers a synergy of climactic factors and terroir to ensure maximum development of varietal fruit characters and concentration of flavour in red wine grapes. Grant Burge can trace a family history in Barossa viticulture which dates back to 1855, he is friends with the best growers and retains access to the choicest fruit. Components of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are picked at optimum ripeness, crushed and de-stemmd, the juices are vinified on skins for several days, to extract optimal colour and flavour. Upon completion, batches are transferred to a combination of French and American hogsheads for fifteen months, building complexity and structure while taming the tannins.
Deep crimson colour . Aromas of sweet ripe berry fruits, hints of herbal mint, subtle tobacco and spice. On the palate black cherry, bramble and liquorice flavours, blackcurrants and mulberry supported by elegant oak and soft approachable tannins. A fresh yet complex finish, well integrated and lingering.