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2016 Ravensworth Nebbiolo

Hilltops, NSW

Bryan Martin's prowess with Italian varieties grows each year. This may be his best Nebbiolo to date.

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About The Wine

Bryan Martin's winemaking is as refined as it is original, and this Nebbiolo is a wonderful example of what his colourful drops are all about.

Only the fourth ever release of the wine, this comes from the 2016 vintage in the Hilltops region, and it looks fantastic. Importantly, this is the first vintage Bryan has used his large format Stockinger barrels for maturation, the bigger wood making a big difference in the final product. A sort of old-world meets new-world take on this iconic Italian variety.

It will be long-lived in the cellar and matches beautifully with a wide range of foods, but it's equally enjoyable to knock back now. If you're a Nebbiolo admirer then you'll love this, and if you're new to the variety then this is a quality place to start.

About Ravensworth

Bryan Martin is a winemaker at the height of his powers. Setting aside the exceptional work he is doing behind the scenes at regional flagbearer, Clonakilla, his Ravensworth wines have become some of the Canberra region’s hottest releases.

Bryan’s winemaking style is equal parts science and artistic flair. He’s an adventurous spirit trapped in the body of a technical virtuoso. A concert pianist jamming to free jazz. It’s a killer combination.

His range is full of alternative varieties and whacky blends, with texture and balance the key in everything. Truly unique wines from a region on the up and up and some of Canberra’s most sort after wines.

The hands of Bryan Martin at work
The hands of Bryan Martin at work
Murrumbateman, NSW
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Roses and dried canberries, goji berry and new leather. It's ripe in fruit, gently cradled by the soft touch of oak. There's the classic firm train tracks of Nebbiolo tannin and great mouthfeel. Drinks beautifully now but a few years in bottle will do it a world of good. Benchmark Hilltops Nebbiolo here. - Different Drop Wine Team

94Points
The Wine Front

"Sweet spice, pepper, clove and cinnamon, dark cherry and some herbal detail. A serious kind of vibe to kick off. Shows some flesh but quickly takes you to tannin town. Firm wreaths shoulder the cherry and amaro flavours, a good dusting of spice follows on from the chew. There’s a modern feel to it, but all that savouriness and succulent, fine acidity shows you what’s what. Top notch." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

VINEYARD  Hilltops

VINE AGE  10 - 25 years

SOIL  Duplex, decomposed granite, red loamy clay 

SLOPE  Varies, north-east 

VINTAGE NOTES  a great year warm with early rains

WINEMAKING NOTES  Whole berries fermented in 1000 oakl vats, left on skins for 8 months post ferment. Matured in 2000l Stockinger foudre, no filtration. 

ANALYSIS  pH3.6, TA 6.0g/l, FSO2 28ppm. 

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 280 dozen

Bryan watchful over the press
Bryan watchful over the press
Murrumbateman, NSW
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