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Grant Burge Barossa Vines Sauvignon Blanc 2008

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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. The Grant Burge Vines Sauvignon Blanc is pale straw in colour, emphasising its delicate and and crisp quality. The wine exhibits strong varietal characters of tropical fruits and passionfruit on the nose with green melons and a hint of lemon citrus. The palate is rich and full flavoured with guava and subtle citrus tones, making this a wonderful wine to enjoy with light meals or seafood starters. The 2008 crop has produced a wine which is balanced with fresh crisp acidity which leads to a vibrant, clean finish and so is most enjoyable in its youth.

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Color: White
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
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Grant Burge Wines Pty Ltd:
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 Wi... Read more
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. With help from his sons Meshach and Henry, John’s farm flourished with wheat, sheep and viticulture. His eldest son Meshach continued the farming tradition and was a prominent community leader. He married Emma in the early 1900s and they had eight children. First-born Percival established the Wilsford Winery in 1916, beginning the Burge winemaking tradition. Percival had two sons, Noel and Colin, and Colin and his wife Nancy had one son, Grant. Following in the footsteps of his father and forefathers before him, Grant now carries the winemaking tradition into the 21st century Read less

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. The Grant Burge Vines Sauvignon Blanc is pale straw in colour, emphasising its delicate and and crisp quality. The wine exhibits strong varietal characters of tropical fruits and passionfruit on the nose with green melons and a hint of lemon citrus. The palate is rich and full flavoured with guava and subtle citrus tones, making this a wonderful wine to enjoy with light meals or seafood starters. The 2008 crop has produced a wine which is balanced with fresh crisp acidity which leads to a vibrant, clean finish and so is most enjoyable in its youth.

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