2017 Bertrand Bespoke Riesling

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I was shown a Riesling from Mt. Alexander today by Bertrand Bespoke winemaker Gilles Lapalus.

The wine spent 8 months on lees in old oak, the aromatics are truly beautiful and the palate has a delicate creaminess with brilliantly integrated acidity.

Gilles also showed me the L’Ecume du Jour ‘Pet Nat’, a savoury and nourishing rosé made from Mourvèdre, a red of the same variety and a very fragrant and refreshing Nebbiolo. All were delicious.

Gilles, formerly winemaker at Sutton Grange is also launching a new project called Maison Lapalus… the 2017 Syrah I just tried was absolutely lovely.

Author: philliprichardsonwaller

Die Melbourner Rieslingzeitung is an independent review blog with a particular focus on the wines of Germany. With the exception of trade events and classes that I’m fortunate enough to attend, all other wines covered here have been paid for by myself. In addition all other expenses are incurred by me and I receive no incentives.

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