Shiraz Barossa South Australia
The holy trinity of Shiraz, Grant Burge and the Barossa. All Grant Burge red wines are vinified at the Illaparra Winery, he is a loyal and dedicated Barossan and proudly displays the Barossa name on every bottle as an assurance of regional integrity. Grant's vines are spoiled with attention, pruned, cropped and encouraged to achieve maximum development of varietal characters in the berries, the magic grail of good flavour, judicious acids and ripe, supportive tannins.
A wine of pure Barossa fruit by a master who loves Shiraz and is devoted to the Barossa. Vines are encoraged to allow maximum development of varietal characters and concentration of flavour. Fruit is picked at complete ripeness from Burge’s own estate vineyards and those of distinguished growers in Barossa Valley. Grapes are crushed and de-stemmed, fermented in tanks over a course of seven days as temperatures peak at 26°C early in the fermentation, then brought down to 22°C, whilst being pumped over three times daily. Free run and pressings were combined for added colour and structure, the wine was then matured in a combination of American and French oak for a year.
Dark red in colour with vibrant purple hue. A rich, ripe style packing a big punch on the aroma, complex fusion of ripe raspberry and cherry fruit characters, vanillin oak, subtle milk chocolate sweetness, together with leather and cedar notes. The palate is luscious, full bodied fruit flavours fill the middle, with hints of licorice, plum and subtle vanilla cream. The wine finishes to fine, silky tannins and a lingering fruit driven finish.