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2020 Ravensworth The Long Way Around Gewurztraminer

Frankland River, WA

A complex, focused Gewurztraminer from the south of WA. A one-off release but a brilliant one from Bryan Martin.

$28.00

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About

About The Wine

This is Gewurztraminer served up with gusto.

It was hard to try and pin down the fruit for Bryan Martin in 2020. Bushfires in his area saw him search the West Coast to fill the gap in his range. A global pandemic prevented him from travelling to WA to see it through fermentation - it was a long, crazy journey to put this together. Luckily for Bryan, it was worth the turmoil.

This is Gewurztraminer with the tension and drive you get when it's grown in a cool-climate. It's floral and spicy, yes, but it's also crunchy/savoury and finishes with a dry, minerally flourish.

We love when Gewurz shows like this - balanced, poised and complex. It's a real treat.

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

Hard pressed to find on a map and exactly 2909 kilometres west from where I am sitting now in Murrumbateman, you really can’t fathom how hard it was to find the fruit here and that was before a global pandemic. The wine was processed at nearby Denmark’s iconic winery, Forest Hill. Under my vague instructions, it was suitably left alone to fend for itself. Processed back onto skins and left to ferment out and then a few extra weeks before pressing to tank ahead of a truck arriving to take the wine to Margaret River. Here it was loaded into 1,000l transportable tanks (IBC) loaded onto another truck that took it up to Perth. Next in it’s Homeresqque voyage, it was loaded into a chilled container on a long train and spent 3 days in transit to Sydney. From here our local carter brought to us on a cold early winter’s night in June.

Blend : Gewurztraminer (100%)
Drink Until : 2024

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

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"A gloriously natural golden colour, looks like nectar. Still, given the long skin-contact, these quite heady lychee and rose aromas invade the nasal cavities which we now know go right to the back of our head it seems. The palate is textured and generous, fleetingly peppered with exotic flavour fruits and a slight, maybe I’m reaching to fill this space, ‘Out-of-date-but-still-good cheese aromas. A powerful and totally mesmerising wine I have to say." - Bryan Martin, Owner/Winemaker

94Points
The Wine Front

"So pungent. Wild perfume of ginger, preserved lemon, super floral too, almost decaying lillies as the scent. Flavours are set around ginger-lemon tea, the tannins of tea too, it’s at first sweet but then trails off into bitter lemon Schweppes soda kind of feel. It’s really lovely. A nuttiness lingers. It’s such complete orange wine. Bryan has the master touch with skin contact." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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