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2020 Ravensworth The Long Way Around Tamar Valley Pinot Noir

Tamar Valley, TAS

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.

$36.00

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About The Wine

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.

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
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From The Producer

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.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Bryan Martin
Winemaker Bryan Martin
Photo Credit: Wine Australia
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"Full-flavoured, bright red fruits with a snippy herbal note, earthy florals and wood-spice seem to trawl the depths of my sensory ability. Greater minds will pass on their thoughts but for me, its a winner and I’m hoping young Ricky can deliver more of the same in 2021." - Bryan Martin, Owner/Winemaker

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The Wine Front

"Really good inviting style here. Frisky pop of woody spice and dried herb, almost a chinotto-like scent, over jubey red cherry and other red fruits. It’s silky and smooth, again with a pinch of Italianate bitterness, though with juicy red fruit to temper. Fine powdery tannin, brightness, and loaded with drinking appeal. Such fun, with a little bit more. Plus one point for being so jolly gustatory." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Lovely local Pinot

Tasty light!!

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juicy with poise

nice balance, interesting complex flavours

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Too bad there was not much made...

Great Pinot Noir by Ricky Evans for Bryan Martin.

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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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