Made from Henry Best’s first plantings at our Concongella vineyard, the historic Nursery Block is a veritable vineyard museum with 39 separate varieties, eight remaining unknown and unnamed to this day. This is a wine that speaks more about history, soil and place than variety, a unique expression of our Australian wine heritage.
This unique wine comes from our ‘Young Vine’ plantings of Pinot Meunier which were established in 1970. Although eminently drinkable now, previous examples of this wine prove that it will age gracefully for many years to come. Try this, if you can, in 5-10 years time.
Bin No. 1 is a classic, cool climate, aromatic Shiraz, made in a style that is perfumed, spicy and peppery, yet well balanced with no overt dominance of alcohol. It’s a great match with food – particularly dishes like spring lamb.
The Riesling vines from Great Western produce flavoursome, elegantly structured, spectacularly age-worthy Rieslings which stand confidently alongside some of the most outstanding Australian examples of the variety.
The White Gravels Hill Shiraz is produced from the Concongella Vineyard. There is, as the name suggests, ‘white gravels’ which lay over granite. The geology and soils of the White Gravels Hill are markedly different from the sites directly around the cellars.
Dolcetto, previously labelled Malbeck with a ‘k”, was first planted in the Nursery Block at Best’s in the late 1860’s, and all subsequent plantings at Best’s have come from cuttings of these original vines.
This unique wine comes from our ‘Young Vine’ plantings of Pinot Meunier which were established in 1970. Although eminently drinkable now, previous examples of this wine prove that it will age gracefully for many decades if cellared correctly.
The Best’s Old Vine Pinot Meunier is the ultimate wine that speaks of place, and it has a cult following, particularly in the wine community and the trade where people understand how rare this varietal planting is.