2021 Ravensworth Hilltops Nebbiolo

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Bryan Martin's prowess with Italian varieties grows each year. Another stunning NSW Nebbiolo here.
4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews

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Bryan Martin's winemaking is as refined as it is original, and this Nebbiolo is a wonderful example of what his colourful drops are all about.

Bryan has uses his large-format Stockinger barrels for maturation, the bigger wood making a big difference in the final product. A sort of old-world meets new-world take on this iconic Italian variety.

It will be long-lived in the cellar and matches beautifully with a wide range of foods (Bryan suggests anything rich, rustic and gamey), but it's equally enjoyable to knock back now. If you're a Nebbiolo admirer then you'll love this, and if you're new to the variety then this is a quality place to start.

Distinctly floral, layered with red fruit and a slight gamey twist. Quite rich palate with a long, fine tannic finish. Early days yet as these wines tend to show themselves over a long time.
Whole berries fermented in 1000 oakl vats, left on skins for 6 months post ferment. Matured in 2000l Stockinger foudre, no filtration.

Region: Hilltops, NSW
Blend: Nebbiolo (100%)
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Closure: 750ml
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95 points - "No mucking around here: this spends six months on skins in 1000L cuves, then aged 18 months in foudre. While the tannins are pomace-like and grainy, all in a positive way, they are perfectly ripe, rendering this a pleasure to drink, and it’s backed up with good flavour and structure. Spicy red fruits, cherries and plums mainly, a distinct blood orange/chinotto flavour but remains steadfastly savoury. Medium bodied, lively acidity and an almost cooling finish. Excellent Aussie nebbiolo." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

Customer Reviews

4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
Based on 3 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 2 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
3 reviews
  • SC
    Sean C.
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    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Yummy Aussie Nebbi by an awesome winemaker!

    Light red in colour, cherry/strawberry, cinnamon and rose petals on the nose... On the palatte; red fruits, spiced cherry, bit of tabacco and some hints of vegetal... Light to medium bodied but great acidity makes it bright and fresh. Finish is medium but pleasing! Yummy!!! I wonder how this will do if cellared a lil more?? I need another bottle!

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    Nigel
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    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Glorious Nebbiolo

    Bryan Martin makes a lot of good wines, but not many people in Australia have such a deft hand with Nebbiolo...drank it too soon.

  • JP
    Jay P.
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    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Delightful.

    Excellent Nebbiolo from Ravensworth. Had to buy more. Approachable easily now, but will continue to develop over time.

    Lovely.

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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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