Our vineyards of Dolcetto predate those in Italy.
About The Wine
The Best's Dolcetto is something of a curio.
This is one of the original plantings by Henry Best back in the late 1860s and 1870s. It seems that this Piedmontese variety has found a very happy home in the Grampians as those old vines still produce a bright and jubilant wine all these years later.
It's floral and bouncy with a cleansing line of acidity - it's just a great food friendly wine to drink and one of the better examples of the variety here in Australia.
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.