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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
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 Information

CHRISTMAS AUSTRALIA POST DELIVERY CUT OFFS:
SYDNEY METRO - 20th December
NSW REGIONAL / BRISBANE & SUNSHINE COAST / MELBOURNE - 19th December
ADELAIDE / VIC REGIONAL - 18th December
TAS / SA / QLD / PERTH - 17th December

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!

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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. A useful map on how to find us can be viewed here.

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

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Pricing & Discounts

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 (policy here). We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on.

We Also Offer Volume Discounts. It works like this:

  ORDERS OVER $149 GET FREE SHIPPING

  ORDERS OVER $299 GET A $20 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $499 GET A $40 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $999 GET A $100 DISCOUNT

This will all be automatically applied to your cart during the checkout process. So for example, if you create a cart with a total of $310, your final price at checkout will be $290. The discount will generally be applied to the first item in the cart. For very large wholesale or function orders (weddings etc) we are always happy to negotiate on a case by case basis. Don't hesitate to contact us.