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2018 Lethbridge Wines Botrytis Riesling TBA 375ml

Geelong, VIC

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

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Trockenbeerenauslese - indeed, one of the best examples of this style I have tasted. 

James Halliday

About The Wine

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.

About Lethbridge Wines

Lethbridge is living proof that those pie-in-the-sky ideas you have with friends over a glass of wine can come true (if you are as talented and hard working as Ray Nadeson, Maree Collis and Adrian Thomas).

This operation is considered one of the leading lights in the 'natural wine' movement, being founded on the idea that great fruit should speak for itself.

The vineyards are grown with an organic philosophy and as little as possible is added to the wines through the winemaking process. The wines have a certain style to them, but most of all, the song of Geelong sings through the whole range.

They are fascinating and delicious all at once.

Ray and Maree
Ray and Maree
Geelong, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

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).

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 11.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2040
Bottle Size : 375ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

99Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"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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