2018 Lethbridge Wines Botrytis Riesling TBA 375ml

Highly Rated
Incredible 99-point sweet Riesling from one of the country's most unique producers.  Simply stunning.

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It's not every day James Halliday gives a wine 99 points out of 100, but it's not every day winemaking legend Ray Nadeson releases this unique, rare wine either.

Not made since 2011, this ultra sweet 'trockenbeerenauslese' style dessert wine is only crafted in rare, ideal vintages. Even in 2018 when these grapes were picked, they very nearly didn't make it! When it did finally finish fermenting it retained a massive 200g/L residual sugar, and just 11.5% alcohol.

Ray treasures these rare bottles, so this really is a rare opportunity to sample one of the finest dessert wines in Australia.

Winemaking Description: The fruit for this TBA Riesling was sourced from Jack and Lois Doven vineyard. In 2011 I made a similar wine and it has taken 7 years for the weather conditions to align to produce this style again. The 2011 wine is one of the finest wines I've made, and I hold onto the last remaining bottles very tightly, so much so that it has become a standing
joke with Graham and Maree.

With numbers such as 32Be, pH2.97 and a TA of 13g/L we were not sure it would ever ferment. Somehow it did, finally stopping with 200 g/L residual sugar in the wine, 11.5%alc.

I have enjoyed making it and hope you enjoy drinking it (if I ever bring myself to sell any).

99 Points - "Trockenbeerenauslese - indeed, one of the best examples of this style I have tasted. Orange-gold; extraordinarily rich and intense, the acidity not searing as so often is the case, just balancing the sublime concentration of dried and sugar-coated fruit." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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