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Best's Foudre Ferment Riesling 2019

JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!  
From vines planted in 1978, with a portion from 1998, this Riesling is fermented in a large 7y/o foudre barrel and matured on lees for added complexity and rounded texture.  

"The aromatic juice is given extended skin contact then wild fermented in a large French oak foudre (barrel). The resultant 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 foudre. This wine is a representation of another facet of Riesling’s charms. Displaying complex aromatic honeyed richness with texture and acidity to balance, it is the ideal accompaniment to stinky creamy cheese.

Pale straw with flashes of green. Fragrant and freshly scented lime leaf, lavender oil, ginger and crushed rocks. A finely woven tapestry of flavours including lemon, ginger and honeycomb. The crumbly texture and fine acidity give this wine a clean refreshing finish." Best's 

"White flowers and baby powder. Lime blossoms are open and loose-knit as it flows through to the mid-palate where they hand off to a layer of lime curd and oyster-shell, a touch of dry sawdust gives hints to the winemaking used. Sweetness is there but so well-controlled by a pithy acid line, so the finish is bright and clean." - Real Review 

 

 

Country:
Australia
Region:
VIC- Great Western
Type:
Wine White
Variety:
Wine White - Riesling
Vintage:
2019
Size:
750mL
Price Category:
$ 25-50

$33.50