2015 Best's Foudre Ferment Riesling

Region:Grampians (N/A) , VIC

Style:Medium Bodied

Producer:Best's Great Western

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Small batch barrel fermented Riesling by one of, according to James Halliday, _"Australia’s best-kept secrets."_
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The 2015 is the latest release of this unique Australian Riesling. This year saw an extended time on skins, and the same wild ferment in the Foudre as its first incarnation. Winemaker Justin Purser left a little residual sugar in the 2015 iteration, adding to the texture and voluptuousness of the style. But the thing that sets this majestic Riesling apart is the searing acid backbone which drives the wine from beginning to end. This is one of Best's more limited release wines and is never made in big amounts but, with 96 points from James Halliday as further evidence, it rates amongst the finest Rieslings in Victoria. Enjoy the ride.

What it Tastes Like

Lemon and wild honey lathered atop the unmistakable funk of barrel ferment. Hints of quince and marmalade, toasted nuts, boy this smells great. Full throttle flavour in the mouth, this is no shrinking violet. The acidity attacks the palate with the accuracy of a rapier as the richness of the fruit, the barrel notes and the faint sweetness soften the blows. It's gorgeous and flows long like a steady golden stream through the mouth. Fantastic drinking to be had here. A thrill.


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Best's winemaker Justin Purser