About The Wine
The 2019 is the latest release of this unique and wonderful Australian Riesling.
Coming from vines planted in 1978 and 1998, this is, as James Halliday put it, "not your grandma's riesling". With ruthless grape sorting,wild ferment in the Foudre, extended time on skins and plenty of lees stirring, this Riesling is all about texture and complexity. But the thing that sets this majestic Riesling apart is the searing acid backbone which drives the wine from beginning to end.
This is one of Best's more limited release wines and is never made in large amounts but it rates consistently amongst the finest Rieslings in Victoria.
Enjoy the ride.
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.