This wine exhibits both the complexities of a barrel ferment and spontaneous fermentation without the overt oak flavour, due to the large size and subtlety of the large French and Austrian oak foudre (barrels).
Apologies for not giving an update sooner but this vintage has been one to test the limits of our abilities. Almost 80% of our fruit has come in over the past two weeks, including all the whites and reds at the same time.
Vintage 2013 is now well underway. This week we have been very busy receiving and hand sorting most of the Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and dry grown Shiraz, including the 145-year-old Thomson Family Shiraz blocks.
Vintage has started at Best’s for 2013 – through our Vintage Blog we’ll keep you informed of what’s happening in the vineyards and the outlook for 2013 – here’s the first of many stories. Hope you enjoy!
Best’s Wines today released the 2011 Great Western Bin No. 1 Shiraz and the 2012 vintage of the Great Western Riesling. From vineyards in Victoria’s Great Western region, Best’s has been continually producing exceptional wines with great longevity since 1866.
A BIG WEEK in the winery and vineyards. All the Riesling is now in and showing some good varietal flavours. We are sorting some of the XO Thompson Family Shiraz block today and there are very good long juicy/ spicy flavours being detected.
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