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5th Generation | Pinot Gris

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 Pinot Gris

The Fruit:

The fruit was sourced from a variety of premium cool climate vineyards including the Barossa and Adelaide Hills, that consistently produce fruit of exceptional flavour and interest.

The Winemaking:

Harvested in the cool of the night, the fruit was de-stemmed and placed directly into the press to minimise skin contact. The juice had minimal handling and 91% was cool fermented whilst the remaining 9% was fermented on solids, in older French oak to increase complexity. After fermentation the wines remained on yeast lees for 8 to 12 weeks post ferment.


2015 Pinot Gris

The Comments:

The wine is pale straw in colour with rich aromas of fresh poached pears, blood orange marmalade, peach nectar and honeycomb with intense floral scents. The palate is richly textured; soft and rounded, yet vibrant and clean, with zesty natural acidity, balanced with fresh fruit flavours and a creamy complexity with spicy and nutty nuances derived from the oak fermentation and extended lees contact the wine receives prior to bottling. The palate is long and textural with a rich, complex mid-palate and a clean, soft finish with lingering flavours of spice and fresh peaches and pears. A great wine to continue the 5th Generation label that is best enjoyed on release.

awards and reviews

2015 Pinot Gris


  • 2015 Pinot Gris
    • Bronze | 2015 National Wine Show
  • 2013 Pinot Gris
    • Bronze – 2013 Perth Royal Wine Show
    • Winestate
      Winestate Magazine - Apr 2014

      A vibrant wine, with a lingering balance of pear and green apple aromas, and flavours edged with spice.

  • 2012 Pinot Gris
    • Other (4 Stars) | Tony Love
      Tony LoveTaste - Advertiser Adelaide, Nov 2012

      On the heels of a fine 2011 vintage, this is a fresher style with florals, open field grasses and a touch of fragrant, sweet spice offering high points over a typical neutral to white pear-like flavours and well-teased, textured, juicy, mineral acidity that makes for a very drinkable, lingering thirst quencher.

    • Ross McGravie
      Ross McGravieMX - Melbourne, Aug 2013

      Forget winter. This zesty number, from a blend of choice Barossa grapes, has summer written all over it. Crisp, easy to savour and even easier to swallow, pump up the heating to capactiy, chargrill some flathead tails, toss a green salad and sip away today to the strains of Janis Joplin singing Summertime.

    • Chris Shanahan
      Chris ShanahanCanberra Times Jul 2012

      The Pinot Gris delivers clean, fresh, citrus and pear-like fruits flavours, medium body and a rich, smooth texture.

    • Frank Smith
      Frank SmithHave-a-Go News WA Aug 2012

      The 2012 is best drunk young with seafood. It is pale, lemon green in colour with lifted fruit aromas of fresh pears, spice and a hint of floral musk.

    • Herald Sun Melbourne, Dec 2012
      Herald Sun Melbourne, Dec 2012

      A green salad with mango and seafood and this wine with fresh floral notes, fragrant sweet spice flavours and a juicy mineralty will linger perfectly.

    • Jeff Collerson
      Jeff CollersonDaily Telegraph Aug 2012

      The new range acknowledges Burge's ancestors, beginning in 1811 with John Burge, who created this iconic Barossa Valley winery. Tropical fruit and tingly acidity. Try this with quiche lorraine.

    • Kerry Skinner
      Kerry SkinnerIllawarra Mercury Aug 2012

      A delicious pinot gris, elegant and aromatic with pear and citrus fruit, a hint of spice, lively acidity and a creamy finish.

    • Michael Southern
      Michael SouthernPittwater Life Aug 2012

      The Pinot Gris has peachy overtones which combine with lychees and citrus and create a crisp white with touches of spice, pears and musk.

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

      Fresh pears and sweet spice aromas with a hint of floral musk, and a palate of spiced pear citrus fruit.

    • Ross Noble
      Ross NobleMt Barker Express Oct 2012

      Pinot gris translates to pine and grey, referring to the pine cone shape of the bunches and the greyish bronze colour of the grape's skin. The Grant Burge Pinot Gris 2012 is the more full flavoured style, rather than the Italian style pinot grigio which is picked earlier for a leaner style. Powerful pear, spice and a hint of musk appear on the bouquet and are repeated on the palate along with some citrusy characters. The finish is crisp and clean. It went well with roast chicken. This is another in the 5th Generation range and excellent value.

    • Sumptuous | Australia Nov 2012
      Sumptuous, Australia Nov 2012

      This new addition to the Grant Burge collection is a youthful style founded on vineyards across the Barossa. Eden Valley and Adelaide Hills. Enticing floral aromatics of jasmine and freesia beckon towards a lavish helping of white peach, lychee and lime. Extended lees contact lends generous texture and mid-palate weight with exotic notes of sandalwood spice. A winning wine for under a twenty. Pair with road chook, spicy guacamole, cheese fondue.

    • Winestate Magazine | National | Dec 2012
      Winestate Magazine, National, Dec 2012

      Very crisp, grippy, aperitif style in the ginger-like spectrum of varietal characters

  • 2011 Pinot Gris
    • Bronze – 2011 Hobart Wine Show

tasting notes