Grant Burge Holy Trinity Gsm 750ml
THE HOLY TRINITY GRENACHE SHIRAZ MOURVÈDRE
The Holy Trinity is a traditional blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. The fruit for this wine is 100% Barossa grown, predominantly handpicked from old, dry-grown vines, which range from 50 to 120 years of age. The 2013 vintage provided extremely dry conditions throughout the entire growing season. A cool, dry winter continued into a dry spring and summer, leading to lower than average yields. On the positive, low-yielding vineyards led to some sensational quality, particularly in the reds showing great colour and mighty structures. This release is a blend of 57% Grenache, 30% Shiraz and 13% Mourvèdre.
After crushing, the juice was fermented on skins for seven to eight days depending on the variety and unique qualities of each batch. Once fermentation was complete, selected parcels were either pressed into stainless steel for settling or left in their original fermenters for extended maceration for three to four weeks on skins. The wines were regularly tasted to determine when to finish maceration, and once the desired tannin and flavour structure were achieved, it was gently pressed and transferred to oak. A combination of seasoned larger format Foudre vats (2500L) along with French oak puncheons (500L) were used for this wine with a total of 18 months' maturation prior to bottling. The larger oak format retains freshness of fruit with all the benefits of ageing in oak, with a softening of the tannins and maturation of the aromas and flavours.
The 2013 The Holy Trinity is a richly flavoured and elegantly structured GSM that continues the long and lauded heritage for this traditional blend in the Barossa Valley. The nose is awash with ripe plums, Christmas pudding and liqueur cherries with sweet spices and a hint of savoury, earthy notes that add to the complexity. The palate is rich and juicy with vibrant flavours of fresh plums and berries, chai tea and fruitcake, with fine tannins that run the length of the palate. The dense, mouth-filling mid-palate and long, textural finish combine to create a wine that is rich and elegant, sweet and savoury, and will sit beautifully on any table now or cellar gracefully for the future.