Sparkling | Shiraz Cabernet NV
Made in the true 'methode traditionelle' meaning fermented in a bottle. Superb sparkling wines served at any event.
Non-vintage Shiraz Cabernet NV
The Shiraz component was taken from vineyards in the southern end of the Barossa Valley near Lyndoch and the Eden Valley, where growing conditions are excellent for allowing the varietal characters to fully develop and produce grapes of intense concentration and flavour. Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced mainly from my own Barossa vineyards, and also a portion from the cooler climate of the Coonawarra, which is known for its minty, green-leaf character.
Both varieties were crushed and fermented separately and left on skins a short time to ensure full flavoured and soft textured wines. The ferments were pumped over three times a day and completed primary fermentation in French and American oak and then aged for between 15 and 18 months in old puncheons. After blending, the wine was on tirage for 18 months before being disgorged and liqueured with 1996 Vintage Port, which has contributed to the wine's incredible complexity.
Non-vintage Shiraz Cabernet NV
This quintessential and stylish Australian blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon is an indulgent wine, which is complex, rich and utterly delicious. It has been in the making for some time, we first started to put aside small parcels of fine wine as long ago as the 2000 vintage, but the blend is made from premium parcels of base wine predominantly from the 2001 and 2002 Our inaugural release of Sparkling Shiraz Cabernet is deep ruby in colour, with a complex, earthy nose of smokey oak, bacon and spicy cedar along with rich fruit characters of liqueur cherries and blackberries. It is elegant and lively with the big flavours of the nose carrying through to the palate. It has a creamy mousse and elegant mouth feel finishing with a perfect balance of acidity and fruit sweetness. This wine perfect with duck, and is a favourite accompaniment to the Burge's Christmas dinner. vintages.
awards and reviews
Non-vintage Shiraz Cabernet NV
THE AWARDS & REVIEWS:
- Trophy | 2014 Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships
World Champion Sparkling Red.
Judges tasting notes: Strong, vinous, raspberry aromas, with bright, bold fruit flavours that are sweet, ripe, round and well balanced on the palate, with some yeast-complexed aromas and silky tannins adding length to the finish, which is gently lifted by a soft and velvety mousse.
- Trophy – 2007 Hyatt/ Advertiser S.Aust Wines of the Year
- 92 Points | Alison McAdam
Wine Jury, Geelong Advertiser, Nov 2012–
Bubbles equal a party and, if you want to turn up to a party with an impressive bottle of wine, this Grant Burge sparkling shiraz cabernet is just the ticket. It's perfect for those of us who can sip at a champagne but are really just waiting for the red to be opened. It's a great cross-over. It has all the rich qualities of shiraz cabernet but with the bonus of being lively and stylish, thanks to the bubbles. Grab this bottle this spring and summer when you are invited to a friend's place for a nice meal.
- 91 Points – Mike Bennie
WBM Feb 2012–
Red currants, dates, cinnamon and mocha. A rich entry for the bright, boldly flavoured palate that's lifted with the crunch of prickly bubbles and cranberry acidity. The big man takes a run at sparkling red with aplomb.
- Gold | 2014 Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships
- Silver – 2006 Burswood Perth Royal Wine Show
- Silver – 2011 International Wine Challenge UK
- Bronze – 2006 Barossa Wine Show
- Bronze – 2006 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
- Bronze – 2010 Royal Sydney Wine Show
- Bronze | 2013 Australian Sparkling Wine Show
- Bronze – 2011 Hobart Wine Show
- Bronze – 2007 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
- Other (Commended) – 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards
- Other (Commended) – 2012 International Wine Challenge
- Other (Commended) – 2011 Decanter World Wine Awards
- Other (Best in Class) | 2014 Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships
Best in Class - Australian Sparkling Red (went on to wine Gold, and the World Champion Trophy)
- Mike Burnett
Launceston Examiner, Nov 2013–
The wine has depth and complexity, with sweetish berry and cherry fruit that runs though to a lengthy finish. The wine is lively with a gret mouthfeel.
- John Lewis
Newcastle Herald, Oct 2013–
Old-timers like me still have fond memories of the Seppelt Great Western and the Wynns Romalo sparkling burgundy wines. Use of that term is now banned by the terms of the pack with the European Union, but Grant Burge has re-created the style in this juicy 14 percent alcohol drop. It's ruby red, exhibits busy, persistent bubbles and has fruitcake scents. Multi-faceted characters come through on the palate, with plush plum flavour combining with layers of mulberry, peppermint and pecan nuts. Earthy tannins hold sway at the finish.
- www.vinowines.co.uk May 2013
– www.vinowines.co.uk May 2013
This is an opulent wine if ever there was one and recently the winner of first place at Wine With A View in Edinburgh as chosen by the paying public. With grapes grown in two areas, Cabernet Sauvignon in the Coonawarra while the Shiraz comes from the Barossa Valley giving the quality expected from those regions. With vintages going back to 2001 this really is a wine made in true Champagne Method with care and time. The real trick up it's sleeve is that the dosage wine used is a Vintage 1996 Australian Port giving this wine a very unique quality. Can be matched to Duck or even a fry up but the match for me is a summer BBQ chilled from ice with the sun out and a burger in hand, horse or not.
- Drinks Trade Jan 2012
– Drinks Trade Jan 2012
Complex, rich, with Christmas cake flavours, a creamy mousse and lingering mouth feel.
- Geoff Hawthorne
Central Coast Express NSW Oct 2012–
When it comes to sparkling red wine I have my reservations. I remember one, which was basically cheap red wine with carbon dioxide added to give it bubbles. But among my friends there are several aficionados of genuine methode traditionelle sparkling wines with straight shiraz or shiraz/cabernet blends among the foremost. So they will be keen on Grant Burge's latest sparkling shiraz/cabernet NV. It's a classic example of this Australian blend with complex rich flavours reminiscent of Christmas cake with a lingering creamy finish.
- Illawarra Mercury, Wollongong, Dec 2012
– Illawarra Mercury, Wollongong, Dec 2012
Quintessential Aussie sparkling red from the Barossa Valley. Creamy and rich, cherry and blackberry fruit and crying out for a feed of roast turkey or duck.
- Lindsay Saunders
Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin, Dec 2012–
Look familiar? It should. We're revisiting fav Aussie fizzies this week in preparation for Christmas Day, starting with this stupidly delicious sparkling red. It's Chrissie in a flute with spice, vanilla and cherries on the nose giving way to dark berries and currants on the palate. So rich, luscious and decadent - and all for less than $30. This one works as a pre-lunch tipple or perhaps to be savoured during the present exchange or even post dinner after the puddin'. Regardless of when, we urge you have one in the fridge come Tuesday.
- Lindsay Saunders
Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin Dec 2012–
Look familiar? It should. We're revisiting fav Aussie fizzies this week in preparation for Christmas Day, starting with this stupidly delicious sparkling red. It's Chrissie in a flute with spice, vanilla and cherries on the nose giving way to dark berries and currants on the palate. So rich, luscious and decadent - and all for less than $30. This one works as a pre-lunch tipple or perhaps to be savoured during the present exchange or even post-dinner after the puddin'. Regardless of when, we urge you to have on in the fridge come Christmas.
- Michael Southern
Pittwater Life NSW, Oct 2012–
…a blend of shiraz and cabernet sauvignon which can only be described as yum, or perfectly delicious. Again it makes a terrific aperitif with lots of fruity flavours found in a good Christmas cake and flavour that lingers long in the mouth.
- Other – 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards
- Jetstar Magazine Dec 2011
– Jetstar Magazine Dec 2011
Sparkling red wines are distinctively Australian, particularly fun for Christmas. Grant Burge Sparkling Shiraz Cabernet, a non-vintage bottle-fermented blend, has rich Christmas cake flavours, vibrant colour and a creamy mousse.
- Lindsay Saunders
Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin Dec 2011–
Yum, yum, yum. Rich, luscious and delightfully luxurious, we do love a sparkling red and Mr Burge's is a beaut. Dark berries and currants on the palate and spice, vanilla and cherries on the nose, we reckon you can't go wrong with one of these for your Christmas Day fizzy. It's also a nice gift idea for someone you really like, at least enough to hand it on and not consume it yourself!
- Wine Selector Oct 2011
– Wine Selector Oct 2011
This quintessential and stylish Australian blend of shiraz and cabernet sauvignon is an indulgent wine. It has been in the making for some time. Grant Burge started to put aside small parcels of fine wine as long ago as the 2000 vintage, but the blend is made from premium parcels of base wine predominantly from 2001 and 2002. Their inaugural release is deep ruby in colour, with a complex, earthy nose of smoky oak, bacon and spicy cedar along with rich fruit characters of liqueur cherries and blackberries. It has a creamy mousse and elegant mouth feel, finishing with a perfect balance of acidity and fruit sweetness. This wine is perfect with duck and is a favourite accompaniment to the Christmas dinner vintages. This wine has received two silver medals, four bronze and one trophy.
- National Liquor News Oct 2010
– National Liquor News Oct 2010
Ripe cherry, spice and vanilla flavours.
- Winestate Dec 2010
– Winestate Dec 2010
Good classic Aussie style. Creamy texture with leathery/spicy black fruit characters.
- West Australian Nov 2007
– West Australian Nov 2007
...Rich and fruity wine showing tonnes of blackcurrant and ripe plum flavours with a nice spicy lift. Warm and soft palate…
- Anthony Madigan
WBM Nov 2006–
If you're looking for a nice drop for your office Christmas party, we can highly recommend the Grant Burge Sparkling Shiraz Cabernet.
- Darryl Thomas
Sunday Territorian Nov 2006–
The classic Aussie blend complete with bubbles. A complex blend with flavours of smoky bacon, blackberries and cherry liqueur. It has excellent weight on the palate, a creamy mousse and lingering fruit sweetness.
- Darryl Thomas
Sunday Territorian May 2006–
The classic Australian blend with bubbles in it. A blend of small parcels of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon predominantly from the 2001 and 2002, liqueured with a little 1996 Vintage Port. The result is a stylish sparkling red with complex flavours of spice, dark cherry and smoky bacon. Serve with roast duck.
- Kerry Skinner
Illawarra Mercury Jul 2006–
It's a lively, sweet and fruity blend of shiraz, and cabernet with intense berry and cherry fruit flavours, a persistent bead and a smooth creamy finish. If you are planning a Christmas in July dinner this would be an ideal match with roast duck.
- Bronze | 2015 Hobart Wine Show