Best's 'Great Western' Riesling

Best's 'Great Western' Riesling

Best's Great Western

Regular price $27.00 Sale

Producer

Best's is home to some of Australia's oldest and rarest vines. The vineyard was first established in 1866 by Henry Best. It was purchased by the Thomson family in 1920 and has stayed within this family, now in its fifth generation. Some of the original 1866 plantings are some of the oldest pre-phylloxera vines, not only in Australia but also the world, making Best's an integral part of Australian wine history. Based in Great Western, two and half hours west of Melbourne, a part of the Grampians wine region. A vast and expansive region that experiences cold winters and cool/ dry summers with some hot bursts; while many varieties are planted, like Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling, Shiraz is the most widely planted variety.  

Tasting Note 

Energy, aromatics, and acidity are the three pillars that make a great Riesling—tick, tick, tick! Lime and lemon juice, green apple, pineapple and wet stone characters, and a bright, long line of acid through the middle. This stunning bottle can be enjoyed now or cellared for 10+ years. 

"Energetic lime, slate and apple flavours set the tone from the outset though it's the texture and the general 'settled' feel that makes spending time with this wine a delight. It's lively in a calm way, which sounds impossible but that's the way it is. It has good carry through the finish too." - Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front.