Region: Eden Valley / Barossa Valley
Vintage : 2013
Winemaker Grant Burge
Colour The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is lemon green in colour
Aroma lifted fruit aromas of citrus and melon all delicately interwoven with subtle herbaceous notes.
Palate The palate is fresh and lively, with ripe tropical fruit flavours, zesty lime and a soft creamy lemon curd finish. The portion of Semillon spent on lees rounds the palate, adding an extra dimension to the wine.
Cellar and food match A wine best enjoyed young, match with fresh seafood such as Thai fish cakes and shellfish.
The 2013 5th Generation Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is a worthy successor to the inaugural 2012 vintage.
This perfect blend showcases all of the unique attributes and varietal characteristics which can be produced in this historic wine growing area. The Sauvignon Blanc, grown in the Eden Valley was specifically chosen for its vibrancy and classic fruit profile. The Semillon component was sourced from two of the oldest Semillon plantings available, 99 and 65 years old producing fruit with exceptional character and density of flavour.
Grant Burge is a 5th generation Barossa vigneron. 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 with his wife Eliza and their two sons, Meshach and Henry.
The Sauvignon fruit was all crushed and de-stemmed whilst the Semillon was de- stemmed and pressed along with a portion whole bunch pressed. The Semillon portion was fermented (35%) in 1-5 year old French oak and (35%) fermented in oak but using natural indigenous wild yeast. The rest of the Semillon and all of the Sauvignon Blanc fermentation was controlled at low temperatures (11 degrees) in stainless steel tanks for about 2 months to maximise the retention of fresh varietal flavours. A small portion (7%) of the Semillon was matured in seasoned French oak and left on yeast lees to impart additional texture and richness along with giving perfect balance.