2020 Ravensworth The Long Way Around Tamar Valley Pinot Noir

Ravensworth |Tamar Valley |Pinot Noir
This may be the pick of the fascinating Long Way Around wines from Ravensworth in 2020. Tasmanian Pinot Noir and Bryan Martin is a winning combination.
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A meeting of the minds between Bryan Martin and Ricky Evans of Two Tonne Tasmania gave birth to this sensational value Pinot Noir.

Ricky effectively grew and made this wine himself with a nod and a blessing from his friend Bryan who was locked down in NSW during April of 2020.

It's a wickedly drinkable, lively Pinot Noir - all about vibrant up-front fruit as opposed to the slightly more reductive/savoury style of Pinot Noir that Ricky typically produces.

It's one of the star releases from the motley crew of Long Way Around wines born from 2020. It's so dangerously delicious and ready to drink right now.

One of the high points in 2020, there weren't many, was getting access, a foot in the door, of some tassy Pinot via my good friend Ricky Evans of Two Tonne Tasmania. He is way past the name on his brand yet still works in these small batches which is a tramp-stamp of a good winemaker.

Probably to least interaction was had with this wine. Ricky sourced the fruit, sent a couple of photos but then really did everything short of writing this column. Tamar Pinot does stand on its own legs, the climate can produce all four seasons, sometimes, as the song goes, in one day but it definitely cool climate for Pinot which is usually picked in mid-April.

Customer Reviews

4.5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4 reviews
  • SO
    Sophie O.
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    2 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Lovely local Pinot

    Tasty light!!

  • PB
    Peter B.
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    2 years ago
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    juicy with poise

    nice balance, interesting complex flavours

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    Nigel
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    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Too bad there was not much made...

    Great Pinot Noir by Ricky Evans for Bryan Martin.

  • CW
    Christopher W.
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    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Great Drop

    Such an easy Pinot. Lots of light bright red fruits on the front palette with a long silky finish. Great drop at a reasonable price.

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Ravensworth

Bryan Martin is one of the most creative and inquisitive winemakers we've ever met. After leaving his position as winemaker alongside Tim Kirk at Canberra regional flagbearer, Clonakilla, Bryan went full steam in on his own label Ravensworth, which has firmly hit cult status amongst collectors.

He and his wife Jocelyn have a beautiful property outside of Murrumbateman which is home to all of their excellent Estate wines and Bryan also searches surrounding vineyards and out to the Hilltops region to compile his excellent value Regional series of wines. Sustainability and an unwavering commitment to quality across the board underpin the entire operation at Ravensworth. Perhaps best known for his benchmark Shiraz Viognier and textural Rieslings, Bryan is also arguably the country's best producer of Sangiovese and is a true master of the dark art of skin-contact whites.

Bryan embodies everything we love about small artisanal Australian producers. He is humble, irreverent, committed to the pursuit of excellence and always looking to explore. Quite simply, if you see a Ravensworth wine anywhere, you should buy it.

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