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.
Fermented in stainless-steel static fermenters for eight-to-ten days. Pumpovers were performed four-times-a-day with reduced pump overs towards the end of fermentation. The wine was then gently pressed in to French oak hogsheads for maturation. All parcels were stored separately until blending with only exceptional parcels going in to the final blend.
‘Only the second release of this wine. The cooler vintage in 2017 suited Bar ossa floor Cabernet well and this is reflected in the wine. The Cabernet Sauvignon portion of this wine could stand alone but the wine came alive once the Shiraz was blended in’,
Craig Stansborough, Chief Winemaker.
Appearance: Great depth, medium dark crimson.
Bouquet: Powerful and rich with some ruggedness on the nose. Strong Cabernet traits, black coffee, dark mint chocolate and earthy notes. As the wine breathes in the glass Barossa Shiraz shines through with aromas of plum, dark cherry and spice.
Palate: Vibrant and complex. Cabernet notes continue on the palate with dark mint chocolate, berries and rich black coffee. Thick and luxurious Shiraz providing lovely dark cherry and spice with a smooth-as-cream finish.