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2017 Best's Great Western Dolcetto

Grampians, VIC

Drop dead delicious version of this loveable Italian variety.

$25.00

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About
Our vineyards of Dolcetto predate those in Italy.

Best's Great Western

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.

Owner Viv Thomson & Winemaker Justin Purser
Owner Viv Thomson & Winemaker Justin Purser
Great Western, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Lifted aromas of sour cherry, liquorice strap and violets. Mid weight vibrant and crunchy red fruits with a soft savoury finish." - Best's Great Western

94Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Vines planted in the 1870s and '71, destemmed, open-fermented, matured for 6 months in old American puncheons. Demonstrates how nimble Justin Purser is in dealing with a stable that would do the late Tommy Smith or Gaye Waterhouse proud. Should it be given a run now (my view) or in 5 years? I think the delicious red fruits will be still going in 5+ years time, but I'm not persuaded they will be better. Terrific value." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Originating from Piedmont, in North West Italy, Dolcetto “the little sweet one” is a reasonably early ripening variety that produces light to medium bodied red wines.

Our vineyards of Dolcetto predate those in Italy. They were planted in the 1860’s, 1870’s and over one hundred years later in 1971.

Blend : Dolcetto (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Best
Best's historic cellar
Grampians, VIC
Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

Estimated delivery time frames with Australia Post can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the cart page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

Express Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 15km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here (under the 'Delivery Questions' section). If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..

FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts?

Yes we offer volume discounts on larger orders. Orders over $499 get a 5% and orders over $999 get a 10% discount. This will be automatically applied during checkout.

How does the price match work?

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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