Chardonnay Pinot Noir Eden Valley South Australia
From high altitude vineyards that produce the most intensely aromatic Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Grant Burge is a true Methode Traditionelle, a wine of great elegance and finesse that is also balanced with flavour and drinkability. Made from fruit grown in the Eden Valley, much of it on Burge's own Summers Hill vineyard. The grapes produced here have delicate, yet quite intense flavours, as well as the natural acidity and lean, elegant flavours that are required to make high-quality sparkling wine in the tradition of Champagne.
Exclusively hand picked fruit, placed into 200 kilogram crates in order to minimise damage to the berries and extraction of red colour from the skins. The crate are stacked into refrigerated rooms and cooled to 4C for maximum flavour retention. Grapes are gently whole bunch pressed, a process that extracts a very fine and delicate juice. Juice are clarified and fermented at controlled temperatures. The percentage of Pinot Noir has gradually been increased to give greater depth of flavour, it now sits at eighty percent. The final assemblage spends twenty seven to thirty months on tirage before disgorging and liqueuring to full Methode Traditionelle.
Tinged with copper hues, a fine effervescence and pure bead. Delightful biscuit nose combined with ripe strawberry, peaches and an apricot nougat aroma. On the tongue are plenty of honey and biscuit characters, strawberry and cherry from the Pinot, peach lemon and quince from the Chardonnay. Rich and generous, vital fruit expressions are heightened by the creamy mouthfeel and a dry, acid finish.