About The Wine
The Great Western has a tradition of making Sparkling Shiraz that stretches back over a century, and the style is brilliantly brought to life here by iconic Victorian producer Best's.
In 2006, after a 40-year hiatus, Best's decided to reinvent and rejuvenate this great tradition and endeavoured to make the definitive Sparkling Shiraz. Recent releases have been picked earlier than in the past, with an extra couple of years on lees really pushing this to another level of class.
A benchmark Australian Sparkling red and at just $30, excellent buying.
About Best's Great Western
Best's Great Western is one of the oldest family-owned wineries in the country.
Their iconic Nursery Block is home to some of the oldest clonal material for particular varieties that can be found anywhere in the world. Established in the late 1860s, this precious vineyard is envied by much of the wine growing world.
Their wines are consistently excellent: the Shiraz dark and powerful, the Rieslings full flavoured and impeccably balanced, and the rare releases of Old Vine Meunier and Thomson Family Shiraz are some of the most collectable red wines in the country.
The Thomson family, and the Best family before them, have given us one of the true treasures of the Australian wine scene.