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2017 Ravensworth Rosé de florete

Hilltops, NSW

A Rosé that spent two years under flor in Bryan Martin's cellar. Wild stuff here!

$42.00

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About
Think of it as a sherry or sake, drink with salty and/or fatty foods.

Bryan Martin, owner/winemaker

About The Wine

This weird and wonderful creation was two years in the making.

Inspired by some Euro gear he had tried, Bryan Martin contacted the AWRI to get a proven strain of flor yeast to inoculate a small batch of Nebbiolo Rosé he had set aside. 

It's a tricky business making wines under flor. The bacteria don't much like being disturbed so Bryan was forced to leave these five barrels untasted and untopped for the full two years before bottling. With a sigh of relief, he tasted something absolutely delicious at the end of the journey.

There is precious little of this wine available but it is a remarkable Rosé. Wispy, nutty, energetic and incredibly complex to the last drop.

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. These are unique wines from a region on the up and up and now some of Canberra’s most sought-after wines.

The hands of Bryan Martin at work
The hands of Bryan Martin at work
Murrumbateman, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

Each year we put aside some time to experiment with a potential new product. Wines like the Seven Months, our Riesling Ancestral have become part of our staples via this fun part of the year. Back in 2017, after trying this lovely rosé from France, one that had spent time under a flor yeast, we thought yep, let’s do that.

Not an easy thing to do it turns out. Flor yeast are very sensitive and difficult to grow as they won’t do so in conditions it finds competitive. They can’t compete with acetobacter, other yeast strains preservatives, wine that is too acidic or not acidic enough, noisy places and certainly don’t like being moved or disturbed in any way. It’s like trying to mate panda’s, as I say, a challenge.

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 14.0%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Bryan Martin
Winemaker Bryan Martin
Photo Credit: Wine Australia
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"A lot going on here, super savory, nutty, floral biscuity quite powerful & heady. The palate is surprisingly fresh, lively and full of brambly fruits ." - Bryan Martin, owner/winemaker

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

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I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

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Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

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