Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Eden Coonawarra South Australia
This quintessential and stylish Australian sparkling Shiraz- Cabernet Sauvignon is an indulgent wine, complex, rich and utterly delicious. It has been in the making for some time, small parcels of fine wine are set aside each year. After blending, the wine was on tirage for eighteen months before being disgorged and liqueured with 1996 Vintage Port, contributing to the wine's incredible complexity. You can't go wrong offering a Burge and this wine is no exception. Smooth drinking and it looks beautiful on the table. One for a good hotel dining room!” -Hotel SA.
Shiraz from vineyards in the southern end of the Barossa near Lyndoch, and the Eden Valley where growing conditions are excellent for allowing the varietal characters to fully develop, producing grapes of intense concentration and flavour. Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced mainly from the Burge Barossa vineyards, and the cooler climes of the Coonawarra, which is known for its minty, green-leaf character. Both varieties were crushed and fermented separately and left on skins a short time to ensure full flavoured and soft textured wines. The ferments were pumped over three times a day and completed primary fermentation in French and American oak and then aged between fifteen and eighteen months in old puncheons.
A deep ruby in colour, with a complex, earthy nose of smokey oak, bacon and spicy cedar along with rich fruit characters of liqueur cherries and blackberries. It is elegant and lively with the big flavours of the nose carrying through to the palate. It has a creamy mousse and elegant mouth feel finishing with a perfect balance of acidity and fruit sweetness. This wine perfect with duck, and is a favourite accompaniment to the Burge's Christmas dinner.