Grant Burge Balthasar Shiraz Viognier 2007

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Grant Burge is a fifth-generation Barossa vigneron and winemaker. Throughout his career, Grant has been one of the mo...

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Winemaker's Notes:

Grant Burge is a fifth-generation Barossa vigneron and winemaker. Throughout his career, Grant has been one of the most respected and innovative forces in the Australian wine industry. The history of the Burge family and their long association with winemaking in the region can be traced back to March 1855, when noted tailor John Burge immigrated to the Barossa from Hillcot, near Pewsey in Wiltshire, England with his wife Eliza and their two sons. Grant Burge Wines was formed in 1988 by Grant and his wife Helen, and is located in the heart of the Barossa Valley on the banks of Jacobs Creek and is still proudly family owned. Continuing the family tradition, Grant and Helen have now brought the sixth generation into the fold. Balthasar Shiraz Viognier is bright red with purple hues. The delicately perfumed nose shows aromas of violets, ripe red berry flavours, dried woody spices, cinnamon and ground nutmeg, as well as hints of dark chocolate. Also present are subtle tones of old polished leather, ash and the earthiness of chocolate truffles. The palate is velvet like with round raspberry fruit flavours, earthy tones and a hint of cherry ripe. The tannins are very soft, a by-product of Viognier co-fermentation; the wine is well balanced with an enticing lingering finish. Grant Burge Shiraz Viognier shows a different side of Shiraz from the Barossa region, drinking well on release and will reward from careful cellaring for up to 7 years. The European styling suggests the wine is an ideal accompaniment to food and should be enjoyed with flavoursome dishes such as char-grilled sirloin with king brown mushroom and black truffle butter.

Grant Burge is a fifth-generation Barossa vigneron and winemaker. Throughout his career, Grant has been one of the most respected and innovative forces in the Australian wine industry. The history of the Burge family and their long association with winemaking in the region can be traced back to March 1855, when noted tailor John Burge immigrated to the Barossa from Hillcot, near Pewsey in Wiltshire, England with his wife Eliza and their two sons. Grant Burge Wines was formed in 1988 by Grant and his wife Helen, and is located in the heart of the Barossa Valley on the banks of Jacobs Creek and is still proudly family owned. Continuing the family tradition, Grant and Helen have now brought the sixth generation into the fold. Balthasar Shiraz Viognier is bright red with purple hues. The delicately perfumed nose shows aromas of violets, ripe red berry flavours, dried woody spices, cinnamon and ground nutmeg, as well as hints of dark chocolate. Also present are subtle tones of old polished leather, ash and the earthiness of chocolate truffles. The palate is velvet like with round raspberry fruit flavours, earthy tones and a hint of cherry ripe. The tannins are very soft, a by-product of Viognier co-fermentation; the wine is well balanced with an enticing lingering finish. Grant Burge Shiraz Viognier shows a different side of Shiraz from the Barossa region, drinking well on release and will reward from careful cellaring for up to 7 years. The European styling suggests the wine is an ideal accompaniment to food and should be enjoyed with flavoursome dishes such as char-grilled sirloin with king brown mushroom and black truffle butter.

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