2017 LIFEBLOOD SHIRAZ
He’s the sixth generation of a Barossa winemaking family, but Trent Burge’s destiny was not written in stone. Cellarhand work was initially just a handy job opportunity for an energetic young 18 year old. But hands-on, from the ground up, winemaking worked its way under his skin. Trent developed a deep respect for the land, the fruit, the growers and winemakers. The final pieces came together around family meals, when his father would dust off bottles of luscious aged shiraz from his personal cellar. The rich rewards of hard labour awakened our boy’s Barossa-born heart.
Lifeblood Shiraz is Trent Burge’s heartfelt tribute to the signature variety of his home soil. Crafted only from fruit parcels of exceptional promise, this is a love letter to region, variety and home.
The 2017 growing season recorded one of the highest rainfalls during the growing season on record which, combined with cooler weather resulted in slow and healthy vine growth.