Grant Burge Icon wines are named in honour of Meshach Burge, the great grandfather of founder Grant Burge who began an enduring family winemaking tradition, and the biblical origins of his name. Nebu is named after King Nebuchadnezzar who received the pilgrims Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego, and presents the ultimate Australian blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
Nebu is a blend of 58% Cabernet and 42% Shiraz, sourced from vines up to 120 years of age. The 2016 vintage in the Barossa saw a cool winter and spring, with lower than average rainfall, followed by a warm summer. The mild February and March allowed for a smooth harvest and excellent flavour development. 2016 is regarded as an exceptional year for reds in the Barossa.
The wine was fermented in a combination of open and static fermenters for 8-15 days. After pressing, the wine was transferred to new and older French oak for maturation for 12 months. Components were then combined and returned to oak for a further maturation for 8 months, and then held in tank for 5 months before bottling.
Appearance: Dark purple with great depth, hints of ink with a bright yet deep purple hue
Bouquet: Rich with powerful dark fruit, blackcurrant, blackberries, plums and hints of raspberries, with underlying berry coulis over a dark chocolate brownie; complemented by black pepper, dark spices and charry oak.
Palate: Powerful dark ripe fruits flavours of plums and blackberries with raspberry to balance. Dark chocolate tannins in the front, leading into balanced charry and spicy oak tannins. Long, rich and salivating, the palate leaves nothing in reserve.