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2020 Ravensworth The Long Way Around Tinto

Swan Valley, WA

A one-off Swan Valley Grenache (blended with Pinot Noir & Chenin Blanc!) from Murrumbateman maestro, Bryan Martin.

$26.00

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About

About The Wine

Sadly, thanks to the brutal bushfires across NSW in 2020, there will be no regular releases under the Ravensworth label from the 2020 vintage.

The Long Way Round wines are what sits in their place, with fruit coming from the other side of the country, and travelling over 5000km to be made by Bryan Martin.

The Tinto is a fantastic red wine born from old dry-grown Grenache in the Swan Valley.

With the dryness of the Swan, Bryan took inspiration from more savoury expressions of the variety found in Spain for this wine. It's firm, dry and spicy with a sweet core of cherry/raspberry fruit. A splash of Pinot Noir and even a little Chenin Blanc spice thinggs up a little more.

It's an excellent wine that will likely never be made again.

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

This is one of a pair of multi-region blends based on the fruit from this wonderful old vineyard in the Swan valley near Perth. Dry grown, bush vines, quite hot area very reminiscent of Spain and Portugal.

Our Long Way Around Tinto is based on this Swan valley Grenache blended with Syrah from Margaret River and Pinot Noir from Porongurup plus a little chenin to boot.

Blend : Grenache, Pinot Noir, Chenin Blanc
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028

Winemaker Bryan Martin
Winemaker Bryan Martin
Photo Credit: Wine Australia
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"A full flavoured, medium weighted red that is packed with red fruit, spice and herbs. Drinks beautifully now, will shine for many years. " - Bryan Martin, Owner/Winemaker

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