House Block Riesling
The block of Riesling situated behind the winery was planted in 1978 on deep sandy clay loams. The block gives great varietal character and can develop good flavour at a low level of sugar ripeness.
The Riesling fruit flavours were so good in 2016 that we picked slightly earlier than usual and separated an amazing parcel of fruit from our House Block in the winery in order to produce a different style of Riesling with a more Germanic tasting profile (often called Kabinett style).
“Sourced from 33-year-old vines grown at Best’s winery flanking the owner’s house, hence the name, this is my favourite Riesling at the moment. It’s so delicious on its own - a Kabinett-style with the residual sugar balancing out the precise, chalky natural acidity. It’s also full of floral aromas and a touch of citrus that follow through on the palate, minerally, stony, quite a defined yet gentle wine. A great match to spicy noodle dishes or Japanese.”
Jane Faulkner, What to drink on a Summer’s Day, The Age 8 January 2011