Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre Barossa South Australia
Vinified from the Barossa's traditional tawny varietals, mostly Grenache with some Mataro and Shiraz, assembled to an average age of six years.
Grant burge is well positioned to produce the Barossa's most remarkable, aged tawny port wines. Following harvest and the crush, vinification is initiated in traditional open fermenters, to be stopped at the desired sweetness by the addition of high quality brandy spirit. After pressing and clarification, the wine is matured in a selection of older oak barriques and hogsheads, allowing it to slowly develop 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 improve the quality of wines into perpetuity. A limited quantity of Aged Tawny is drawn for bottling each year and the barrels topped up with selected younger stock.
A lovely golden tawny colour with red tinges. The spicy fruit flavours are a legacy of the high proportion of Grenache and add a lifted freshness to the more complex aged characters in the background. The palate is smooth and rich, with the mid-palate sweetness balanced by an elegant drying finish.