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5th Generation | Sauvignon Blanc

As a fifth Generation Vigneron this range pays homage to the winemaking endeavours of Grant’s forefathers whilst showcasing the exemplary fruit and unrivalled quality which only the Barossa can produce.

All of the 5th Generation wines have been sourced from site specific, premium vineyard sites. The whites come from cooler, site specific vineyards, some from old vines (Semillon 99 and 65 year old) . All the white ferments have had extended lees contact, with some parcels matured in French oak. The reds are also from site specific, premium quality vineyards.

wine notes

2015 Sauvignon Blanc

The Fruit:

The fruit for this wine is sourced from the cool Adelaide Hills region. 2016 was another excellent year for white wines. A dry, hot summer followed by a milder autumn resulted in ideal flavor ripeness while maintaining fruit integrity and acid.

The Winemaking:

The fruit for this wine was picked in the cool of the night, crushed and de-stemmed immediately to maintain fruit and varietal flavour. Selected parcels were allowed short periods of skin contact in the press to increase flavour and varietal expression in the finished wine.

comments

2015 Sauvignon Blanc

The Comments:

The 2016 Grant Burge 5th Generation Sauvignon Blanc is pale, almost white in colour. The bouquet displays tropical fruit flavours of passionfruit, pineapple and guava with citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit, and the grounded herbaceous characters of snow pea, asparagus and capsicum. This wine has incredible punch and density of flavour, with just a hint of funky complexity and textural interest to an otherwise crisp and smooth palate. The finish exhibits crunchy natural acidity for excellent vibrancy and length with persistence of flavour that will make this wine a genuine crowd pleaser for Sauvignon Blanc fanatics.
Sauvignon Blanc makes a great accompaniment to fresh fish dishes.

awards and reviews

2015 Sauvignon Blanc

THE AWARDS & REVIEWS:

  • 2012 Sauvignon Blanc
    • Bronze – 2013 International Wine Challenge
    • Bronze – 2012 Adelaide Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2012 Royal Queensland Wine Show
    • Other (4 Stars) | Tony Love
      Tony LoveTaste - Advertiser Adelaide, Nov 2012

      This blend creates a fine harmony between both varieties. There is a tropical note of the sauvignon blanc and more lemon curd, sweet citrus richness of the semillon, all seasoned with a lime zestiness that makes for an all-rounder style just right for the summer ahead.

    • Graeme Phillips
      Graeme PhillipsSunday Tasmanian, Tas, Jun 2013

      A weightier, riper, more tropical fruity drop …. with a touch of popular fruit sweetness filling the mouth and lifting the finish.

    • Winestate, Australia, Apr 2013
      Winestate, Australia, Apr 2013

      A fresh, lively wine with lifted gooseberry nose, and crisp and elegant passionfruit palate.

    • Chris Shanahan
      Chris ShanahanCanberra Times Jul 2012

      The Sauvignon Blanc seems all citrus-like fruit, leaning more to semillon than Sauvignon Blanc.

    • Huon Hooke
      Huon HookeNov 2012

      Light yellow colour. Yeasty, estery aroma, very raw 'new wine' nose. Light and intense, yeast-derived throughout and not especially varietal or well defined. But it's still a baby.

    • Matt Preston
      Matt PrestonAdvertiser SA, Mercury TAS & Daily Telegraph NSW, Oct 2012

      Matched with Sweet Potato and Chicken salad with Asian dressing.

    • National Liquor News, Australia, Sep 2012
      National Liquor News, Australia, Sep 2012

      Aromas of passionfruit and lemon curd with hints of fresh herbs.

    • News Weekly NSW Sep 2012
      News Weekly NSW Sep 2012

      The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is lemon green in colour with lifted fruit aromas of citrus and melon all delicately interwoven with subtle herbaceous notes. 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. A wine best enjoyed young. Match with fresh seafood such as Thai fish cakes or shellfish.

tasting notes