A family boutique estate high in the Adelaide Hills, an area creating huge excitement in the wine industry for its ‘fine wine’ potential.
Barossa Boy was founded by Trent Burge. His family’s history in the Barossa Valley goes back to 1855 when his great-great-great grandfather, John Burge, immigrated to South Australia. John began work as a winemaker and every generation has followed in his footsteps. Winemaking is well and truly in the Burge blood.
Involved in every aspect of grape growing and winemaking, Trent learnt the trade quite literally from the ground up. Having grown up on the Barossa land, he joined the family business (Grant Burge Wines) in 2006 where his passion for winemaking intensified.
In 2016 he decided it was time to create his own label, putting his own spin on the regional classics… and Barossa Boy was born.
Trent’s deep understanding of the land plays a key role in the style of his wines, sourcing grapes of the highest quality from specific long-term growers with whom he has worked with over many vintages. He crafts wines that are classically Barossa in structure and flavour profile, but with a lightness of touch that is resolutely modern.
Trent had an active outdoor childhood and has always been a keen cricketer, revelling in the camaraderie and competition of local teams.
He followed this passion to England, spending several years playing seasons of cricket and returning home to work Barossa vintages, earning his keep as a cellar hand in the family winery. Double Trouble blends two outstanding regional varieties in tribute to his time in this ‘double life’ of one endless summer.
For Little Tacker, the grapes all come from the Barossa Valley floor. Grenache comes from untrained bush vines, that are naturally low-yielding and provide shady leaf canopies to prevent the grapes getting sunburnt. The Mataro (aka Mourvedre) is from old vines planted in 1950, whose low yields give extra flavour concentration, earthy spice and savoury notes to complement the juicy ripeness of the Shiraz.
For Double Trouble, the Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in family-owned Eden Valley vineyards, which have a higher altitude and cooler climate than neighbouring Barossa. These conditions allow slower ripening and a later harvest, which allows the accumulation of complex, refined flavours and a perfect complement to the juicy ripeness of the Barossa Valley floor Shiraz.
The climate is temperate, meaning that there are no extreme changes between summer and winter. This is good for the grapes as they are not subjected to long periods of wet or damp weather, which could cause mildew, or to heavy hail which could damage them and allow rot to set in.
The proximity to the sea means there is no frost and no extreme heat either, so the grapes are able to ripen at a healthy rate and not get burnt or overripe.
The Barossa Valley floor is warm with temperatures during the last phase of ripening reaching 35°C sometimes.
Eden Valley is very hilly with well-exposed slopes at between 380 and 500m. This altitude makes growing conditions much cooler than in the Barossa Valley, resulting in a longer growing season and flavour concentration.
The soils are sand/loam over clay. The sand and loam allow good drainage, which is important to keep the vine roots digging deep for water.
The clay subsoil is good at retaining water, which is a benefit in a country as hot as Australia; it means the vines should not be subject to drought. Clay also remains cool in hot temperatures and is naturally high in acidity, keeping the fruit fresh with good acidity
- Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon
- ABV 14.5%
Drink now / lay down
2021 - 2026
- ABV 15.0%
Drink now / lay down
2021 - 2026