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  • 5th Generation Chardonnay


    Wines in this range:

  • 5th Generation | Chardonnay

    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.

    2015 Chardonnay

    The Fruit:

    The 5th Generation Chardonnay brings together the elegance of fruit from Eden Valley and the richness of the Barossa Valley together, to create a dynamic and delightful wine that showcases the many facets of Barossa Chardonnay.

    The Winemaking:

    The fruit was crushed, chilled and tank pressed with the juice allowed to settle for 48 hours prior to racking clear juice off solids for fermentation. A combination of 8 different yeast strains was used to provide interest and complexity in the wine. 70% of the wine underwent cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 3 weeks whilst 30% of the wine was fermented and matured in French oak for additional complexity, texture and mouthfeel. After fermentation the wines remained on yeast lees until bottling.

    2015 Chardonnay

    The Comments:

    Straw in colour with platinum highlights, the nose predominantly exhibits rich tropical notes of pineapple and mango, zesty citrus aromas of fresh lemon and grapefruit, and herbaceous topnotes of basil. The portion of oak fermented and matured Chardonnay adds decadent complex undertones of sweet spices, double cream, raw floral honey and bread dough. The palate is smooth, silky and rich with fruit sweetness and textural complexity in the mid palate and lively crisp acidity on the finish. Drinking beautifully now, this wine will develop further complexity over the next 3 to 5 years.

    Chardonnay is a great match to roast chicken or creamy pasta dishes.

    2015 Chardonnay


    • 2012 Chardonnay
      • Bronze – 2012 Hobart Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2012 Adelaide Wine Show
      • Winestate
        Winestate Magazine - Apr 2014

        Nice Perfumed lift to the nose and high acid palate, with good varietal fruit flavours.

      • Peter Bourne
        Peter BourneAustralian Gourmet Traveller Wine, Australia, May 2013

        The 5th Generation Chardonnay brings the elegance of fruit from the Adelaide Hills and the richness of the Barossa Valley together to create a dynamic and delightful wine.

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

        Lovely tropical fruit notes on the nose and simple peachy palate with subtle oaky notes.

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

        The 2012 is pale straw in colour with vibrant green hues, The nose is dominated by citrus with accents of white peaches, ripe melons and cream. The palate is rich without being heavy, with the peaches and cream flavour balanced by crisp citrus acidity.

    • 2010 Chardonnay
      • Bronze – 2011 Adelaide Wine Show
    • 2009 Chardonnay
      • Winestate | April 2010
        Winestate - April 2010

        Savoury characters on the buttery/toasty nose, and a rich full-bodied citrus and cashew like palate

    • 2008 Chardonnay
      • Harvey Steiman
        Harvey SteimanWine Spectator Nov 2009

        This bright, lively white delivers a juicy mouthful of pineapple and citrus flavours, picking up a creamy note on the finish.

      • Ray Isle
        Ray IsleFood & Wine Magazine USA, May 09

        Crisp New Chardonnays. After yeas of devotion to oaky chardonnay, American wine drinkers have had enough of these big, lush, buttery whites and are moving toward newer, leaner, fresher styles modelled on Chablis. F & W's Ray isle find the best..

        Australian Winemaker Grant Burge is famous for his intense Shirazes. But this Chardonnay, with its juicy, lemon-curd character, shows that he knows his way around whites, too.

    • 2007 Chardonnay
      • Harvey Steiman
        Harvey SteimanWine Spectator Online

        Fresh and appealing. A lively mouthful of pear and tangerine and creamy, spicy overtones, all on a lean and juicy frame

      • Harvey Steiman
        Harvey SteimanWine Spectator USA online

        Ripe in flavour.. Green plum and nectarine fruit lingers on the finish.

      • Joe Czerwinski
        Joe CzerwinskiWine Enthusiast USA, Sept 09

        Forward and fruity, with peach, pear and pineapple flavours of modest intensity. This medium-bodies wine is squeaky clean, just hinting at dried spices on the finish.

    • 2006 Chardonnay
      • Bronze – 2007 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2006 Barossa Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2007 Adelaide Wine Show
      • Other (4.5 Stars) – Ralph Kyte-Powell
        Ralph Kyte-PowellEpicure-Age, Melbourne, January 2007

        A straightforward Barossa wine that offers more interest than many similarly priced chardonnays. The nose shows melon, citrus and pineapple fruit characters, seasoned with a light veneer of spicy oak. The pleasantly composed palate combines succulent fruit of good depth with long flavour and a smooth finish. Excellent value. Food ideas: Chicken stir-fries; chilli prawns. 4.5 stars-A very good wine of real style and personality.

      • Harvey Steiman
        Harvey SteimanWine Spectator Dec 2007

        Fresh and tangy, with generous grapefruit and pineapple flavours against lively acidity.

      • Ken Gargett
        Ken GargettCourier Mail, Brisbane January 2007

        Grant Burge Barossa Vines range has a track record of drinking above its price. The Chardonnay 2006 is all melon and tropical notes, ideal for an easy summer barbecue.

      • Peter Forrestal
        Peter ForrestalMoney Magazine- Wine Spotlight, April 2007

        One cool customer I think of the Barossa as Australia's greatest shiraz region…and am rarely impressed with any whites except Semillon. However, this chardonnay for Grant Burge's Barossa Vines label came up looking good in a recent tasting so I delighted to recommend it. The 2006 Barossa Vines Chardonnay is restrained, fine and surprisingly cool (rather than ripe)with good intensity, a pleasing savouriness and a crisp, dry, mouth-puckering finish. A modern style great with food; say a spicy chicken salad or a Vietnamese chicken stir fry.

      • Peter Forrestal
        Peter, Wine of the Week 26 January 2007

        The 2006 'Barossa Vines' Chardonnay is restrained, fine and surprising cool (rather than ripe) with good intensity, a pleasing savouriness and a crisp, dry, mouth-puckering finish. A modern style, great with food: say a spicy chicken salad or a Vietnamese chicken stir fry. This is on the borderline between Good & Bloody Good.

      • Wine Enthusiast, September 2007
        Wine Enthusiast, September 2007

        A solid, well- made offering, Grant Burge's un-oaked Chardonnay offers a medium-bodied mouthful of authorative flavour at a reasonable price. Baked apple and poached pear aromas and flavours intensify rather than fall off the finish, unusual at this price point.

      • Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Jul/Aug 07
        Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Jul/Aug 07

        Light gold. Honeyed pear and apple aromas are complemented by hints of sweet butter and anise. Ripe pear and orange on the palate, which shows a creamy texture and good depth. The orange note echoes on the warm, supple finish, which features a gentle note of buttery brioche.

    • 2005 Chardonnay
      • Bronze – 2005 Canberra Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2005 Barossa Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2006 Macquarie Bank Sydney Royal Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2006 New Zealand International Wine Show
    • 2004 Chardonnay
      • Silver – 2004 Perth Royal Wine Show
      • Silver – 2004 Burswood Perth Royal Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2004 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2004 Barossa Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2004 Hobart Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2004 Adelaide Wine Show
      • Harvey Steiman
        Harvey 2006

        A bit sharp, with a hard edge of acidity against modest pineapple flavour.

      • Sydney Morning Herald, February 2005
        Sydney Morning Herald, February 2005

        This is a light, simple, apparently unwooded chardonnay that gives decent quality at a low price. It has herbal and green melon flavours and is unencumbered by excessive alcohol. It relies on fruit rather than sugar. Bargain of the week.

    • 2003 Chardonnay
      • Bronze – 2004 Brisbane Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2004 Royal Sydney Wine Show
      • Harvey Steiman
        Harvey SteimanWine Spectator Apr 2004

        Light and silky, with pretty pear, peach and spice flavours, sneaking in a stony, mineral note as the flavours linger.

    • 2002 Chardonnay
      • Silver – 2003 Perth Royal Wine Show
      • Silver – 2003 NZ Liquorland International Wine Competition
      • Bronze – 2003 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2003 Hobart Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2002 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Ian Daebler
        Ian DaeblerSunday Mail, 19 January 2003

        The 2003 Barossa Vines Chardonnay is a riper and fuller bodies wine with lots of rich apricot and ripe rockmelon characters on the nose and palate.

    • 2001 Chardonnay
      • Gold – 2001 Perth Royal Wine Show
      • Silver – 2002 San Francisco Wine Competition
      • Bronze – 2002 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2001 Barossa Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2002 Perth Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2001 Brisbane Wine Show
      • Winestate Magazine March 2002
        Winestate Magazine March 2002

        A big wine with a broad ripe nose of butterscotch and pears. Soft, creamy, alcoholic palate with ripe peach flavours balanced with toasty oak.

    • 2011 Chardonnay
      • Other (Commended) – 2012 International Wine Challenge
    • 2010 Chardonnay
      • Bronze – 2011 International Wine Challenge UK
    • 2008 Chardonnay
      • Other (commended) – 2009 Internatioanl Wine Challenge
      • John Wilson
        John WilsonThe Irish Times Ireland Jul 2010

        Plenty of zippy acidity, and good red apple fruits; possibly finishes a little over-ripe, but very tasty and well-made wine at a keen price.

    • 2007 Chardonnay
      • Other (commended) – 2008 International Wine Challenge
      • Darryl Thomas
        Darryl ThomasSunday Territorian Oct 2008

        A fresh, un-oaked, fruit driven, medium-bodied with flavours of ripe peach and melon. It has good palate weight with a creamy texture and a balanced crisp, dry finish.
        Food Match: grilled Charles Point black jewfish fillet.

    2015 Chardonnay