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2021 Ravensworth The Long Way Around Tinto

Swan Valley, WA

A seductive Swan Valley Grenache (blended with Tempranillo, Graciano and a splash of Mataro) from Murrumbateman maestro, Bryan Martin.

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$32.00

4.0
Rated 4.0 stars
3 Reviews
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It gets better and better in the glass; moreish with every sip.

Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

The Long Way Around 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 Tempranillo and Graciano from their hilltops vineyards, plus a little bit of Mataro from Riverland, spice things up a little more.

It's an excellent wine that we're sure you'll love.

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

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 Tempranillo and Graciano from our local hilltops vineyards and a little Mataro from Riverland to spice things up.

Blend : Grenache, Tempranillo, Graciano, Mataro
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"The 90yo grenache from the Swan Valley (65%) makes a return, with 20/10% tempranillo/graciano from Hilltops, oh and 10% monastrell from Ricca Terra Farm in the Riverland. Yep, long way around. Parcels of fruit spent 2-3 weeks on skins then matured in used puncheons for 9 months. A very good Iberian outcome. It's super-savoury, even if it has a core of dark red fruit plus pomegranate juice. Earthy, with lots of Middle Eastern spices from sumac to a more complex ras el hanout, with grainy and lightly if pleasantly drying tannins. It gets better and better in the glass; moreish with every sip." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

Customer Reviews
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TasteRated 4.3 on a scale of 1 to 5
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Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
3 reviews
  • DC
    David C.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 stars
    8 months ago
    Good stuff

    Seriously yummo, with plenty of character. This one was a hit with BBQ guests.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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  • DM
    David M.
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    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 stars
    10 months ago
    Excellent Ravensworth

    I enjoy the cool climate ACT wines and am a longtime fan of Ravensworth

    This multi region blend has nice power and structure while also being very easy to drink

    An excellent drink now style

    90P

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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  • GF
    Garry F.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 stars
    1 year ago
    Too easy to drink

    A very moreish wine that accompanied dinner but would go down well at any social occasion. Bryan might think it will travel for a few years but I don't see it happening in this household.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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