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2019 Ravensworth Shiraz Viognier

Murrumbateman, NSW

Bryan Martin's signature wine. Exquisite balance and grace - extremely limited with no 2020 release made.

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$45.00

Rated 4.6 out of 5
Based on 7 reviews

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A stellar wine on a stellar run.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Ravensworth Shiraz Viognier has become one of the most sought after wines in Canberra, owner/winemaker Bryan Martin now consistently producing a wine of glorious complexity from his home grown fruit.

Bryan's Shiraz is Northern Rhone Valley inspired, with a splash of co-fermented Viognier adding perfume and mouthfeel to what is a remarkable Shiraz. Given Bryan Martin's day-job as assistant winemaker at Clonakilla where he, alongside Tim Kirk, produces Australia's foremost Shiraz Viognier, it comes as no surprise to see this wine reach such great heights.

The 2019 looks sensational once again. With no 2020 vintage made due to bushfires, this is the last chance to snap some up for the next two years. If you fancy cool climate Shiraz then this is simply a must for your cellar and/or dinner table. Exceptional value.

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.

Bryan Martin at work
Bryan Martin at work
Murrumbateman, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

WINEMAKING NOTES
A longer process has started for this vintage, after a natural ferment, including 30% whole-bunch, that was left on-skins for 6 weeks, the wine was pressed to puncheons and left for one year then the next year, matured in untoasted Stockinger foudre . No additions or encouragement. Unfined and unfiltered.

Blend : Shiraz (95%), Viognier (5%)
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Bryan Martin
Winemaker Bryan Martin
Winemaker Bryan Martin
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Critic Reviews

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“Darker, with a brooding quality that makes you interested now but patience will, as they say, reward. Exotic spice, flowers like rose, raspberry and cherry. Lots going on.” - Bryan Martin

95Points
The Wine Front

"A stellar wine on a stellar run.Superb. From first whiff to last sip. Beautiful perfume, floral characters over red berries, exotic, brown spices, a touch of musk, some dried leaves. Oh man. Darker spectrum fruit flavours, black cherry, good concentration here but without weight, loaded with spice, tannins fine, gentle but an authority. Delicious, complex red. A feast for the sense. Excellent all up." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Really good with lamb

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Always great

Beautiful wine

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Blue fruits and lovely classic cool climate peppery spice. Nice hit of balanced acidity with long smooth tannin's. the Viognier adds perfume along with some fleshy mouth fill.

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Love it!

One of my favourite Shiraz Viognier is Clonakilla's and don't get me wrong, they're a superb wine BUT this wine from Ravensworth is amazing! The nose has lifted perfume of floral mixed with fresh red berries with a soft touch of warm spice (clove?) , the body is medium but very well balanced and continues to impart on your palette juicy cherries, plums and berries balanced with a touch of earthy smoothness. I felt that the finish was somehow just slightly over medium-length. Truly enjoyed this wine! Cheers guys!

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A terrific constructed wine showing the subtleties of cool climate shiraz. A reminder of French Syrah

The front palate is at first limited but the wine opens beautifully through the mid and back palate. All the attributes of a cool climate Shiraz are on display. Not overly bold, a good medium bodied wine enjoyed with a variety of light weight meat dishes and creamy cheeses.

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