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2014 Kraft Sauvignon Blanc

The Fruit:

Dedicated to one of our key long term growers and friends the Kraft Sauvignon Blanc is named after Dennis and Val Kraft. The fruit for our 2014 Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from the Adelaide Hills region renowned for producing incredibly expressive and refined fruit. The Adelaide Hills experienced a cool and mild spring and unsettled conditions throughout flowering resulted in low yields. The small berries ripened perfectly however giving rich, concentrated flavours and excellent acid retention. All of this is reflected in the outstanding quality of the 2014 Sauvignon Blanc

The Winemaking:

Once the fruit was crushed and drained through a tank press, the free-run juice was settled for 48 hours before being gently racked. 95% of the wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks for a three week cool fermentation to preserve the natural freshness and crispness associated with this variety. 5% was fermented in French oak on solids. After fermentation all of the components of the wine remained on yeast lees for four months to enhance the mid palate texture and flavour complexity.


2014 Kraft Sauvignon Blanc

The Comments:

The 2014 Kraft Sauvignon Blanc is light green in colour and displays vibrant aromas of lemon, asparagus and grapefruit. The palate is clean and refreshing with zesty, concentrated flavours of passionfruit, lime and ripe melon fruit. All of this is perfectly balanced with a textured, mineral acidity from the barrel fermented component providing a long, rich finish. Sauvignon Blanc is Australia’s largest selling variety, and our 2014 Kraft is an intense, classic example of the style.

Perfect with spicy Asian salads, poultry or seafood dishes.

awards and reviews

2014 Kraft Sauvignon Blanc


  • 2014 Kraft Sauvignon Blanc
    • Bronze | 2014 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
  • 2013 Kraft Sauvignon Blanc
    • Frank Smith | Jan 2015
      Frank Smith Have A Go News - Perth

      Grant Burge 2013 Kraft Sauvignon Blanc displays aromas of lime, asparagus and passionfruit. The palate is clean and crisp with fresh flavours of lemon, melon and ripe grapefruit, balanced with a fine mineral acidity providing a long rich finish.


    • 91 Points | Ray Jordan
      Ray JordanWest Australian Perth - Jan 2014

      There’s a little bit more in this than you might normally expect from a young savvy. The extra time on lees is the key and has added substantially to the palate depth and intensity while not detracting from the lively fresh characters you still like to see in this variety. Refreshing and zesty with a finely balanced acid that makes for excellent drinking.

  • 2012 Kraft Sauvignon Blanc
    • 92 Points | Ray Jordan
      Ray JordanCellar Talk, West Australian, Perth, Jun 2013

      Strikes immediately with a distictive and compelling aroma of asparagus and aromatic passionfruit. The palate shows plenty of punch with its tropical fruit and fresh acid lift. It's a pure, fruit-driven style with a tight focused palate to a long finish. Crisp Adelaide Hills fruit is the key.

    • 91 Points – Gary Walsh
      Gary WalshThe Winefront, May 2013

      A more subduced (and welcome) expression of sauvignon blanc. Fresh herbs, citrus and passionfruit with a slight creaminess to offest it's zesty fresh flavours. Hass good balance, clean lines and a pleasing sense of purity and poise. Finishes well and feels clean. Good drinking.

    • 91 Points | Mike Bennie
      Mike BennieWBM, Australia, May 2013

      It's a tart, clean, crackling sauvignon blanc with a touch of the alpine herb lift expected from Adelaide Hills wines - flavours are bright, passionfruit orientated and it delivers a grassy, racy expression. Good good.

    • 8.7/10 | News | Mail, Bundaberg QLD, Jul 2013
      News - Mail, Bundaberg QLD, Jul 2013

      You could hve this with some Kraft cheese, but you wouldn't, it's far more worthy than a cheese stick.

    • Bronze – 2012 Adelaide Wine Show
    • James Halliday
      James Halliday2014 Wine Companion, Aug 2013

      Bright green-straw; has a mix of tropical and stone fruit aromas and flavours; generous and honest.

    • Ross Noble
      Ross NobleMt Barker Courier SA, May 2013

      Sourced entirely from the Adelaide Hills, the Grant Burge Kraft sauvignon blanc shows why the region presents a major challenge to the flood of savvy from across the Tasman. Paw paw, pineapple and a hint of herbs show on the bouquet while the palate is vibrant with tropical fruit and, dare I say, kiwi fruit, leading to bracing natural acidity.

    • Kerry Skinner
      Kerry SkinnerGrapevine, Illawarra Mercury NSW, Apr 2013

      Adelaide Hills sauvignon blanc is proving quite a match for its much-vaunted New Zealand rivals. Aromatic, tight and bright with upfront tropical and passion fruit flavours, herbaceous characters, balanced acidity and an ideal match with a seafood platter.

    • Drink Me | Who Weekly, Australia, Apr 2013
      Drink Me- Who Weekly, Australia, Apr 2013

      Mr Burge is enthusiastic about conditions for last year's vintage, which he calls "as close to perfection as I've ever seen". He has released a quartet of whites from his Barossa and Eden Valley vineyards, plus some from the Adelaide Hills, and it's great to see more good-quality local sauvignon blancs, like this one, capable of challenging the market dominance of those from across the ditch.

    • Michael Southern
      Michael SouthernPittwater Life NSW, Apr 2013

      The 2012 Kraft Sauvignon Blanc is scourced entirely from the Adelaide Hills and is a classic cool climate wine. The flavours are classic, fresh snow peas, lots of herbaceous notes and tropical fruits.

    • WineState Dec 2012
      WineState Dec 2012

      Subtle grassy/citrus bouquet and simple fleshy, lemon palate with good acid structure.

    • Winestate | Australia Oct 2012
      Winestate, Australia Oct 2012

      A nicely rounded, well-balanced wine with pleasant flavours and light sweetness.

  • 2011 Kraft Sauvignon Blanc
    • 90 Points – West Australian News Nov 2011
      West Australian News Nov 2011

      One of the better sauvignon blancs you will find from the Barossa. It is the result of the cool and wet vintage with the fruit being removed early to retain its freshness and zing. Not a big tropical number but one with good flavour intensity and palate structure. Easy drinking wine with a touch of grassiness adding to the finish.

    • Other (Commended) – 2012 International Wine Challenge
    • Graeme Phillips
      Graeme PhillipsSunday Tasmanian Jan 2012

      Pale green straw colour, the nose more tropical fruity than the previous wine [O'Leary walker 2011 Sauvignon Blanc] with a richer and weightier palate showing guava and fresh melon flavours before a soft, lingering finish lacking the Sauvignon Blanc's usual refreshing lift and tang.

    • Ross Noble
      Ross NobleMt Barker Courier Feb 2012

      Barossa grower Dennis Kraft has supplied grapes to winemaker Grant Burge for 33 years. "Dennis' sandy, well drained vineyard produces sauvignon Blanc of exceptional flavour," says GB. The Grant Burge Barossa Kraft Sauvignon Blanc 2011 is grassy upfront with pineapple on the palate, in a long crisp finish. Ready now to drink as an aperitif or with grilled fish or oysters.

    • Selector Jan 2012
      Selector Jan 2012

      After what has been hailed as a challenging vintage, Grant Burge is pleased to release his flagship whites: 2011 Thorn Riesling, 2011 East Argyle Pinot Gris, 2011 Kraft Sauvignon Blanc and 2010 Summers Chardonnay, all from his renowned vineyard range. Grant believes that the much talked about 2011 vintage has turned out some of the best examples yet of his flagship white wines, courtesy of carefully managed and selected fruit parcels, while the 2010 vintage, which was acclaimed to be the best of the decade, has resulted in a excellent Summers Chardonnay.

    • Kerry Skinner
      Kerry SkinnerIllawarra Mercury Nov 2011

      Barossa Valley savvy from 30 year-old vines which had the advantage of warmer vintage conditions. Aromatic tropical and citrus on the nose and palate, herbal characters, brilliant acidity and a lingering fresh finish.

    • Windsor Dobbin
      Windsor DobbinSunday Examiner Nov 2011

      What a lovely fresh and vibrant wine for summer drinking this is. Despite a lot of wine snobs not liking the variety, savvy Blanc continues to go gangbusters - and Australia is fast catching up with the Kiwis in terms of quality. A blend of Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills fruit, this has enticing grapefruit and tropical fruit salad aromas, leading on to a delightfully zingy palate with both citrus and tropical flavours and some lively crisp acid on the finish. Very enjoyable and great with seafood.

  • 2010 Kraft Sauvignon Blanc
    • 91 Points | James Halliday
      James HallidayAustralian Wine Companion 2012

      Light straw-green; a complex, layered sauvignon blanc that achieves this quality not by the use of oak, but by the inclusion of some richer, ripe (above 13˚ baume) grapes; an interesting take that has worked well.

  • 2007 Kraft Sauvignon Blanc
    • Bronze – 2007 Canberra Wine Show
    • Jeremy Oliver
      Jeremy OliverAustralian Wine Annual 2009

      Lightly grassy, but with a very ripe and brassy aroma of melon and gooseberry-like fruit, this forward, lean and linear sauvignon Blanc does deliver some fleshiness and fattiness of fruit on the palate, which is then tightly drawn together by refreshing, citrusy acids. It's lively, clean and uncomplicated.

  • 2005 Kraft Sauvignon Blanc
    • Bronze – 2005 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2005 Canberra Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2005 Hobart Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2005 Burswood Perth Royal Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2006 Macquarie Bank Sydney Royal Wine Show
    • Other (Seal of Approval) – 2006 International Wine Challenge London
    • James Halliday
      James HallidayAustralian Wine Companion 2008

      Light straw-green; full-on high flavour, tropical fruit bouquet; small part barrel-fermented; in precisely the same style slot as previous vintages.

    • Harvey Steiman
      Harvey SteimanWineSpectator.com 2006

      Tart, with lime and green herb flavours that last on the finish.

    • Jeremy Oliver
      Jeremy Oliver2006 Australian Wine Annual Top Wines under $20

      Rated No 2 Sauvignon Blanc in Australian Wine Annual 2006 Top Wines under $20 section.

  • 2004 Kraft Sauvignon Blanc
    • Other (4 Stars) – Winestate Feb 2005
      Winestate Feb 2005

      A big, exotic tropical fruit style of sauvignon blanc. Citrus aromas with very light toasty notes. Some sweetness on the mid-palate that shows weight, nice roundness, good acid and pleasant finish.

    • Sean Wood
      Sean WoodThe Chronicle Herald Canada Feb 2006

      Grant Burge Kraft Sauvignon Blanc, 2004, South Australia,
      Vibrantly green and strikingly aromatic, this attractive white has classic ripe gooseberry and pungent, slightly smoky notes with generous ripe fruit and elegantly balanced acidity. There is a hint of mineral and a clean, green fruit finish. Not your everyday Sauvignon and worth the money

    • Harvey Steiman
      Harvey SteimanWineSpectator.com 2005

      Bright and juicy, with pear and herb flavours in deft balance.

  • 2003 Kraft Sauvignon Blanc
    • Silver – 2003 Perth Royal Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2003 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2004 Brisbane Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2003 Adelaide Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2004 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2003 Hobart Wine Show
    • Harvey Steiman
      Harvey SteimanWineSpectator.com Apr 2004

      Fresh and lively, a graceful style with exuberant lime, pear and herbal flavours bubbling below the surface.

  • 2002 Kraft Sauvignon Blanc
    • Bronze – 2002 Canberra Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2002 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
    • Other (4 Stars) | Ralph Kyte-Powell
      Ralph Kyte-PowellUncorked The Age Oct 2002

      The Grant Burge Kraft combines a lively, juicy nose of blackcurrants and green fruits with a fresh, intense, blackcurranty flavour, medium depth and a tangy, dry finish.

    • Graeme Phillips
      Graeme PhillipsThe Sunday Tasmanian Sep 2002

      Good grassy, asparagus flavours… full, soft mouth feel, nicely juicy and mild rather than overtly fruity, finishing crisp and dry.

    • Jeff Collerson
      Jeff CollersonThe Daily Telegraph Jul 2002

      Top-notch sauvignon blanc from the Barossa is usually considered an oxymoron but this flies in the face of the theory that the Valley is too warm for this variety. Val and Dennis Kraft planted sauvignon two decades ago and this is clearly the best. Exuberant and vibrant, it rings with bracing acidity and zesty tropical fruit characters.

    • Mike Burnett
      Mike BurnettThe Examiner Sep 2002

      The wine is fresh and lively, with passionfruit and tropical fruit flavours in abundance. The wine has ample body and crisp acid and finishes clean.

    • Wine & Spirit Insider Dec 2002
      Wine & Spirit Insider Dec 2002

      Tropical fruit salad-like nose. Palate quite fruity and rich with lovely gooseberry flavours. A touch of sweetness but in good balance. A good food wine.

  • 2001 Kraft Sauvignon Blanc
    • Other (4 Stars) – Winestate March 2002
      Winestate March 2002

      Excellent green hues. Powerful lifted nose, sweaty, pungent, spice and lychees. Full sweet fruity palate. Good long acid finish.

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