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2017 Ravensworth The Grainery

Canberra, NSW

A perfectly balanced textural blend of Rhone white varieties with a dash of Chardonnay.

$36.00

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About The Wine

Ravensworth 'The Grainery' is a unique wine in the Canberra wine landscape.

Made from a blend of Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne and Chardonnay fruit sourced from both Bryan's vineyard in Murrumbateman, this wine is all about balance in the mouth.

The way Bryan juggles whole bunch ferment, skin contact and time on lees in making this wine is masterful. It fills the palate with all kinds of shapes and flavours and it maintains a lightness and freshness that this style or blend so often lacks.

Another big win for Bryan Martin and a must try for lovers of textural whites.

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.

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

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"A very layered and textural wine, lots going on here: More Viognier dominant this year, pear, quince and ginger but plenty of Marsanne's ugly and Roussanne's beauty. There's a bit of Chardonnay there too, like a teacher with a ruler making sure everyone behaves. A fine acid line underlies a fine yet rich palate with loads of flavour persisting."

Additional Info

From The Producer

VINEYARD:

Estate

VINE AGE:

planted 1998

SOIL:

Duplex, decomposed granite, red loamy clay

SLOPE:

varies, north-east and south-east

VINTAGE NOTES:

Up and down year, frost, heat and rain but nothing too dramatic..

WINEMAKING NOTES:

A combination of whole bunch pressed fruit run straight to 600l Demi-muids with some skin contact and whole cluster ferments. Nine months on lees, no MLF, a little ceramic action too.

ANALYSIS:

pH3.5, TA 6.7g/l, RS 0.3g/l, FSO2 20ppm/p>

Blend : Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne and Chardonnay
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 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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Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter. A useful map on how to find us can be viewed here.

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Pricing & Discounts

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it (policy here). We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on.

We Also Offer Volume Discounts. It works like this:

  ORDERS OVER $149 GET FREE SHIPPING

  ORDERS OVER $299 GET A $20 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $499 GET A $40 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $999 GET A $100 DISCOUNT

This will all be automatically applied to your cart during the checkout process. So for example, if you create a cart with a total of $310, your final price at checkout will be $290. The discount will generally be applied to the first item in the cart. For very large wholesale or function orders (weddings etc) we are always happy to negotiate on a case by case basis. Don't hesitate to contact us.