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Best's Great Western Riesling 2015
James Haliday 96
"Made from juice with extended skin contact and wild-fermented in a large oak foudre.' It pushes the envelope far beyond its technical limits, and succeeds brilliantly. It is supple and generous, lime and honey in abundance, yet not phenolic. Another triumph for Justin Purser.” –James Halliday

The Wine
The 2012 was the inaugural wine of this style from Best’s. The aromatic juice is given extended skin contact then wild fermented in a large French ... read more
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Size:750mL (wine)
Closure:Screw Cap
Store Item ID:#25126
Region:Australia
Item Description
James Haliday 96
"Made from juice with extended skin contact and wild-fermented in a large oak foudre.' It pushes the envelope far beyond its technical limits, and succeeds brilliantly. It is supple and generous, lime and honey in abundance, yet not phenolic. Another triumph for Justin Purser.” –James Halliday

The Wine
The 2012 was the inaugural wine of this style from Best’s. The aromatic juice is given extended skin contact then wild fermented in a large French oak foudre made by the famous cooper Marc Grenier. The resultant wine exhibits both the complexities of a barrel ferment and spontaneous fermentation without the overt oak flavour, due to the large size and subtlety of the foudre.

This wine is a representation of another facet of Riesling’s charms. Displaying complex aromatic honeyed richness with texture and acidity to balance, it is the ideal accompaniment to stinky creamy cheeses

Tasting Notes
Complex honeyed aromatics of lychees, lemon curd and lime blossoms with a hint of toasted malt and ginger spice. Citrus and honey flavours dominate with a fine lingering texture of lemon curd, lime pith, dry biscuits and creamy acidity.

About the Winery
Founded in 1866, 2016 is Best’s 150th year, making it one of the oldest family wineries in the country and possessing some of the world’s oldest vines on own roots (Shiraz planted 1867 and Pinot Meunier planted 1868). Formerly known as the Great Western region, The Grampians lay at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, where the region benefits from altitude and abundant sunshine days but suffers low rainfall. Best’s are particularly hailed for their Riesling, which ages wonderfully
About Bests Great Western
Founded in 1866, 2016 is Best's 150th year, making it one of the oldest family wineries in the country and possessing some of the world's oldest vines on own roots (Shiraz planted 1867 and Pinot Meunier planted 1868). Formerly known as the Great Western region, The Grampians lay at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, where the region benefits from altitude and abundant sunshine days but suffers low rainfall. Best's are particularly hailed for their Riesling, which ages wonderfully.
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