Grant Burge Merlot Hillcot 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. This wine has great pedigree having been awarded a Silver medal by Internation Wine Challenge (2009) for the 2007 Vintage.The aromas are complimented by a subtle herbal earthiness, more dark berry fruits and sweet raspberries with rich charry oak. The palate is soft and fleshy and loaded with the flavours continuing from the nose. The wine has excellent structure with soft approachable tannins and an elegant lingering finish. This medium bodied wine is ready to enjoy now or over the next five years. It is a terrific match with rack of lamb, grilled vegetables and rosemary potatoes.

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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 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
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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. This wine has great pedigree having been awarded a Silver medal by Internation Wine Challenge (2009) for the 2007 Vintage.The aromas are complimented by a subtle herbal earthiness, more dark berry fruits and sweet raspberries with rich charry oak. The palate is soft and fleshy and loaded with the flavours continuing from the nose. The wine has excellent structure with soft approachable tannins and an elegant lingering finish. This medium bodied wine is ready to enjoy now or over the next five years. It is a terrific match with rack of lamb, grilled vegetables and rosemary potatoes.

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