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2017 Ravensworth Garnacha Tinto

Hilltops, NSW

Cheeky fun-loving red wine nailed in style by Bryan Martin.

$32.00

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About The Product

If you love your reds bright, fresh and gluggable then you'll adore this. The 2017 Ravensworth Tinto is a blend of Grenache, Tempranillo, Graciano, all the varieties baring their Spanish names hilariously on the label.

From what Martin describes as an "Awesome year in Hilltops" in 2017, the fruit was picked with acidity at front of mind, wild-fermented as whole berries, left on skins for 2 weeks and then pressed into 5-year-old, neutral barriques. The wine is about freshness and balance, easy drinking with some structure and interest and Martin nails the brief.

It's a joyous red wine and another massive win for Bryan Martin and Ravensworth.

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.

About Canberra

Canberra. A mountain of potential. A sleeping giant of Australian wine. The ability of this region to produce world class wines in only a relatively short history is almost second to none in the whole country. We have some absolute geniuses to thank for developing this region. People have taken notice. Canberra wine is some serious gear. With the ability to produce everything from perfumed and tightly wound Syrah, to razor sharp Riesling and a bunch of emerging varieties in the ground excelling, Canberra will be one of the ‘must watch’ wine producing regions in Australia for many years to come.

Bryan Martin in his natural habitat
Bryan Martin in his natural habitat
Ravensworth Winery, Canberra
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"A Spanish inspired blend of Grenache (Garnacha tinto), Tempranillo (Tempranillo) and for the first time Graciano makes a splash. A juicy little number that hopeful evokes the blue Mediterranean, paella and bullfighting." - Bryan Martin, Owner/Winemaker

Additional Info

From The Producer

VINEYARD

Quarry hill vineyard in Canberra and Freeman in Hilltops

VINE AGE

around 15 years average

SOIL

Lots

SLOPES

varied

VINTAGE NOTES

Awesome year in Hilltops, a little tricky here

WINEMAKING NOTES

Fairly simple whole-berry ferment, on skins for two weeks, pressed and into 5 year old, neutral barriques. unfiltered as per usual

ANALYSIS

pH3.7, TA 5.9g/l, RS 0.3g/l, FSO2 22ppm

Blend : Grenache, Tempranillo, Graciano
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

Bryan Martin with a fist full of grapes
Bryan Martin with a fist full of grapes
Ravensworth Winery, Canberra
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