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2018 Ravensworth Gamay Noir

Hilltops, NSW

Another wonderful creation from this brilliant producer. EXTREMELY LIMITED!

$36.00

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About

About The Wine

Bryan Martin continues to eke out some of the most interesting wines that NSW has to offer.

This is his fourth crack at the Ravensworth Gamay Noir. Surprise, surprise, it is a belter. When a Tumbarumba grower called him up in 2015 with some fruit on offer, Martin jumped at the chance. And since the epic success of the first release, a wine that James Halliday said, "No gamay has previously been made equal to this in Australia", Martin has only refined his stylings further with this much-loved variety.

This falls under the Ravensworth heading of 'weird stuff'. It's definitely left of center but boy is it dangerously glugable.

If you're looking for something bright and fun to drink over summer, this is going to thrill you to bits!

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

DDS review

Sign me up. I'm hooked. Blueberries, raspberry lollies, sage, and just a general playful, juicy feel. It's right on the money. The chewy, red fruits. The soft, silky tannins. The long sweet berried finish, it's all just bang on. Best release of this wine to date. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

VINEYARD Johansen Tumbarumba 700m

SOIL Red granite, Parna

SLOPES East facing

VINTAGE NOTES Great year up in Tumbarumba, riper flavours

WINEMAKING NOTES Whole clusters held on skins in tank under carbonic conditions (Flooded with CO2) juice collected each day, pumped over and then drained off. After 10 days fermentation processed with more rigorous pump-overs until dry. Skin contact for another week and then pressed to tank. Once MLF complete, wine was cold settled and bottled in June 2018. No fining or filtration

ANALYSIS pH3.5, TA 6.8g/l, RS 0.3g/l, FSO2 50ppm free

BOTTLED June 2018

PRODUCTION 150 dozen

Blend : Gamay (95%), Pinot Noir (5%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 150 dozen

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