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2017 Ravensworth Seven Months

Murrumbateman, NSW

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

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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. 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

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 : 12.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 190 dozen

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

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 mixed pack!

Sydney Metro orders will be delivered the next day 6 days per week, Monday through Saturday. We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by midnight 23rd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Sydney Metro here.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Fri). We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by midnight 22nd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here.

Australia Wide Deliveries outside of Sydney and Melbourne metro are all delivered with Australia Post's eParcel wine delivery service. They pick up from us at 12pm Monday through Friday. When your order has been dispatched you'll receive tracking information to your email. Unfortunately with the complications of Covid and expected Christmas surge Australia Post are being extremely vague about delivery times. You will need to have your order placed before midnight 10th of December if you want to ensure it’s there for Christmas.

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Warehouse Pickup is available at our Sydney warehouse at 3 Fig, Ultimo, 2007. You are not able to browse our warehouse shelves and we are not licenced to sell over the counter, so please place your order online or over the phone before arriving. Feel free to call on arrival on 1300 668 385 and we can bring your order out to your vehicle.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

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FaQs

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Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me? This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store? No. 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: 3 Fig St, Ultimo, 2007/ Please make sure you have placed your order before arriving at the warehouse

Can I special order a wine you do not sell? If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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