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2017 Ravensworth Seven Months

Murrumbateman, NSW

"...right at the apex of Australian ‘orange wines’" - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

$38.00

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Glorious wine this, right at the apex of Australian ‘orange wines’.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Ravensworth Seven Months is one of Bryan Martin's favourite wines to make. Excitingly, this year, the 2017 release is all estate grown fruit from Bryan's own vineyard in Murrumbateman.

The curious blend of Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Sauvignon Blanc fermented on skins in ceramic egg for seven months (hence the name), with this extended skin contact adding all sorts of colour, texture and complexity.

This year's might be the best to date, a glorious mouthful of fruit that's slippery, grippy, textural and thought-provoking. Mike Bennie summed it up beautifully in his 94 point review pointing out that we have a, "Wonderful expression here."

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

94Points
The Wine Front

"Glorious wine this, right at the apex of Australian ‘orange wines’. Has light herbal notes, strong floral scents, faint chalky texture, layers of fruit flavour, fresh and dried, sour and sweet, really mouthwatering acidity and lovely, savoury, herbal finish. It’s an outstanding, complex, cool, clean wine of intensity yet ease of drinking. Wonderful expression here." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

VINEYARD  Estate

VINE AGE  17 years

SOIL  Duplex, decomposed granite, red loamy clay 

SLOPES  Varies, north-east and south-east

VINTAGE NOTES  Yep, she was a beauty

WINEMAKING NOTES  Fermented on skins in Italian concrete for seven month, pressed in October, settled and bottled, unfiltered. 

ANALYSIS  pH4.2, TA 4.5g/l, RS 0.3g/l, FSO2 20ppm

Blend : Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 190 dozen

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

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