2022 Ravensworth Estate Riesling

Highly Rated
Stunning home-grown Riesling from Bryan Martin. One of Canberra's finest.

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The Ravensworth Estate Riesling from Bryan Martin's home block is a show-stopping release.

This spent 10 months on lees inside a huge 700L ceramic egg, slowly enriching the textural components which set this apart from other Rieslings from the region.

The acidity here is absolutely electric. As is the mouthfeel. It's long and pure and incredible to drink right now, though time in the cellar won't hurt it either. This is one of Bryan's most exciting releases to date.

His homegrown fruit truly coming into its own. Only made in tiny amounts, this is one of our favourite Australian Rieslings of the year.

Matured and aged in foudre barrels.

95 points
"Brilliant, vivid riesling of textural nuance, savoury elements, bright, citrusy get-up-and-go with intensity and yet approachability hand-in-hand. It smells and tastes like fresh limes, green apples, halva and green almond with a crackle of minerally zing underlying. Refreshing, but a wine of more depth than regional staples of the variety, with a gentle mellowness appearing. Released right in the zone, thank you. Delicious."
- Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Our grapes we harvested from three blocks of different clones (GM198, GM239, Pewsey Vale - Vines planted in 1998, grafted 2005.

Harvest date: 25th March

Grapes were processed to berries and pressed after 3-8 hours to ceramic flow form 650l eggs.

Natural fermentation commenced about 1-2 days and progressed at a fairly regular rate peaking at 21C and competed, <0.3g/l by mid/late April. Vessels topped up and mostly left alone in cellar for about 11 months, some topping as temperature cools through winter.

MLF completed through this stage.

Eggs then stirred up and transferred to one 20hl Stockinger Foudre (6 years old) and again topped as needed for about 12 months.

SO2 (Target 25ppm FSO2) added in November 2023.

Wine racked off lees to tank mid February 2024. SO2 topped to 25ppm FSO2.

Bottled April 2024.

11.8%Alc

95 points - "Brilliant, vivid riesling of textural nuance, savoury elements, bright, citrusy get-up-and-go with intensity and yet approachability hand-in-hand. It smells and tastes like fresh limes, green apples, halva and green almond with a crackle of minerally zing underlying. Refreshing, but a wine of more depth than regional staples of the variety, with a gentle mellowness appearing. Released right in the zone, thank you. Delicious." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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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