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