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2020 Best's Great Western Rosé

Grampians, VIC

Much loved Pinot Noir Rosé made by one of the country's most historic producers. Light, cheery and lovely to drink.

$25.00

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About The Wine

For a producer with such a long and storied history, Best's is never afraid to add new strings to its bow. Case in point this lively, likable Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Shiraz Rosé!

Coming off their elevated Rhymney vineyard, this is a delicate, lively little thing, with the base of Pinot Noir/Meunier bringing the fruity lift and softness and the Shiraz adding some plushness and complexity.

The 2020 version looks just as charming as its predecessors.

Drink up while the weather is warm.

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.

Viv and Ben Thomson
Viv and Ben Thomson
Great Western, VIC
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From The Producer

Occasionally our winemaking team decides to keep a small parcel of fruit to create something different, something new and interesting. This is exactly how the Great Western Rosé came about.

By taking the free run juice from predominantly Pinot Noir grapes from our elevated Rhymney Vineyard, we've created a Rosé that can be enjoyed chilled with food or as an apéritif.

The fruit begins its journey by being pressed straight off the skins, giving it a bright blushed pink colour. It is then transferred to a stainless steel fermenter to begin the fermentation process. It undergoes a long, cool fermentation in order to retain its delicate floral characteristics. 

The vibrant colour, complex aromatics and juicy texture come from the addition of small amounts of Shiraz and Pinot Meunier to complement the freshness and delicacy of the Pinot Noir. Enjoy it slightly chilled with a platter of soft cheese, antipasti and olives.

 

Blend : Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Shiraz
ABV : 12.00%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Justin Purser & Ben Thomson
Winemaker Justin Purser & Ben Thomson
Grampians, VIC
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DDS review

"Colour: Pale salmon, with a blushed peach hue. Bouquet: An attractive nose of white peach, orange blossom and fragrant spices. Palate: Soft and rounded stone fruit flavours with a moreish saline finish. Try it sitting by the pool with some Proscuitto wrapped around crostini sticks." - Best's Great Western

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The Wine Front

"Made using shiraz, pinot meunier and pinot noir. Mostly the latter.  Fresh, zippy rose. Apple and cranberry, raspberry and citrus. A bit of texture too, just enough, within a racy context. Best with food." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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Perfectly balanced

This Rose is very well balanced, dry and minerally blended beautifully with rose, Turkish delight, and preserved lemon flavours on the fruit. A very easy wine to drink as a fraction on the softer side, excellent as an aperitif, with no rough edges or flaws at all.

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