Grant Burge Releases the Best Holy Trinity To-Date
2002 Grant Burge The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
There are only a few wine regions in the world which can grow Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvédre as well as Rhone in Southern France.
Fortunately for Grant Burge, the Barossa is one of those special places, boasting similar ancient soils, moderate winter rains and warm Mediterranean summers for maximum fruit ripeness and quality – plus a treasure trove of old vines.
Regardless of a region’s natural assets, it takes a great year to make a great wine and 2002 was just what every Barossa grower and winemaker ordered.
“The 2002 vintage in the Barossa was one of the best in the last 10 years,” Grant said. There were good rains the previous year which filled the soil profile and this was followed by a long but fairly gentle summer, providing optimum ripeness and flavour concentration.
“It was one of those perfect years where we get quality and quantity – I haven’t seen a mediocre wine from that vintage yet, they are all fantastic.”
Grant said that The Holy Trinity label was originally named after the small Anglican church of the same name built by his great-great-grandfather John and great-grandfather Meshach in Lyndoch.
The name symbolised the three intertwined pillars of their early success – family, religious faith and the vines of the Barossa Valley.
However, in recent years The Holy Trinity has also come to represent the three grape varieties which have made the Barossa – and the Rhone – famous.