• Best's Great Western Dolcetto 2017

    Lifted aromas of sour cherry, liquorice strap and violets. Mid weight vibrant and crunchy red fruits with a soft savoury finish. Ideal to drink with Char Siu Smoked Pork and steamed Pak Choy in Oyster Sauce.

    Dolcetto was first planted in the Nursery Block at Best’s in the 1860’s, and all subsequent plantings at Best’s have come from cuttings of these original vines. It has long been a topic of conversation as why Henry Best chose to plant about a quarter of the entire vineyard with what is, even today, a lesser known variety. The 1860’s vineyards are still providing fruit for our modern day wines.....history in a bottle. Originating from Piedmont, in North West Italy, Dolcetto “the little sweet one” is a reasonably early ripening variety that produces light to medium bodied red wines. Our vineyards of Dolcetto predate those in Italy. They were planted in the 1860’s, 1870’s and over one hundred years later in 1971.

    Alcohol: 12.5%, Grape: Dolcetto, Cellar: Dolcetto is best drunk within 5 years of the vintage, but some can age well to produce wines of character up to twenty years after the vintage.

    94 Points - James Halliday

    5 Star Vineyard - James Halliday

    Best's Wines, Great Western, Victoria, Australia.

     

     

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