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2018 Ravensworth Riesling

Canberra District, NSW

Another delicious release of one of Australia's best value Rieslings.

$29.00

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About

About The Wine

Those that have ever tasted the exquisite wines from the Clonakilla stable should know that most of them have been touched by the hands of Ravensworth owner/winemaker/butcher/purveyor of smoked meats, Bryan Martin.

The Ravensworth project is a chance for him to captain his own ship. The wines are some of the best value in the country.

This is a scintillating expression of Riesling. Nothing fancy (apart from a small component made in ceramic egg). Just amazing fruit made with a gentle and precise touch. It was no surprise to us that we loved this, as we have loved everything we have tried from Bryan recently.

Our only gripe is that he never makes enough.

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 getting his hands dirty
Bryan Martin getting his hands dirty
Murrumbateman, NSW
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Citrus again, meyer lemon, grapefruit with hints of anise spice and flowers, more generous than the last few years but still the thrilling acidity and green apple crunch." - Bryan Martin, owner/winemaker

Additional Info

From The Producer

VINTAGE 2018

VARIETY Riesling 100%

VINEYARD Long Rail gully and Barton Estate in Murrumbateman plus a small batch from Hilltops .

SOIL Varied but mostly the regional duplex, decomposed granite, red loamy clay

SLOPE Varied

VINTAGE NOTES A more challenging year at the start, some wet flowering and even a hail storm that raised us all from our pillows but luckily the rest of the season went just fine with a warm finish and well time rainfall. Small crops of ripe, beautiful fruit.

WINE MAKING NOTES Sourced from three vineyards in the Murrumbateman and Hilltops region. All batches were whole-bunch pressed and fermented at a pretty low temperature to preserve the delicate fruit. Some solidsy ferments to at texture and deeper impression of flavour.

ANALYSIS pH2.96, TA 8.1g/l, RS 3g/l, FSO2 20ppm.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

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