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.