Grant Burge Wines has done it again with the Barossa Valley winery bringing home the trophy for the Best Australian Sparkling Wine at the 2014 Sydney International Wine Competition.
Their 2004 Helene Grande Curvee won the award at the prestigious competition on Saturday, March 9.
It adds to a swag of other medals and 90 plus point reviews since the wine’s release last year, including two top trophies at the 2013 Hobart Wine Show for Best Sparkling Wine and Best Tasmanian Sparking Wine of the show.
“Winning at Sydney is a special honor,” Grant Burge, owner of Grant Burge Wines said.
“Knowing that our wines enhance and complement the consumer’s dining experience is very important to us.
“Our goal is to position Helene as the first choice on restaurant sparkling wine lists in Australia.”
Grant Burge Wines has a stunning reputation for sparkling wine with their Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay NV frequently ranked as one of Australia’s top sellers.
“Despite the NV’s success, over the years I’d always wanted to release a vintage sparkling wine, to showcase the distinctive fruit that we have here in Australia,” Grant said.
“In 2003 I started sourcing cool climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from various locations around Australia, and it became clear that the Tasmanian parcels had the right acid/pH level, alcohol, varietal fruit definition and phenolics for a truly great vintage wine.
“In 2004 the decision was made to set aside a small amount for extended bottle maturation – and so the Helene was born.
“It exceeded my expectations with its incredibly complex biscuity bouquet and elegant palate, finessed by a natural fresh linear acidity. The long finish is everything one looks for in a great vintage wine.”