House Block Riesling
This block of Riesling is situated behind the winery and 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.
2019 House Block Riesling
Fragrant and complex. Aromas of lemongrass, lavender oil, honeysuckle and beeswax come to the fore.
Lemon sorbet sprinkled with honeycomb and fresh ginger. These flavours expand and continue to linger long after the wine enters the mouth. The juicy rich fruit is checked by a crisp mineral acidity leading to a dry and refreshing finish.
2017 House Block Riesling
Fantastic winter rains set the vineyards up for ideal spring growing conditions that saw great flowering and fruit set. The mild summer conditions and long ripening period (with some timely small rain events) ensured that the fruit matured in near perfect conditions for harvest. 2017 is a classic vintage that has more resemblance to those of the 80s and 90s than the vintages of this century
“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