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2018 Ravensworth Riesling

Canberra District

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Our Price: $26.99 / bottle (RRP: $29.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

"Difficult to think of many wines this quality at the price, too. Insanity." 
Mike Bennie

  • From the Ravensworth, Long Rail Gully and Barton Estate vineyards in Canberra. One of the absolute pick's of Australian Rieslings and possibly the leading drawcard in the white wine line-up from Bryan Martin's exuberant and breathtaking winery.

    Pristine Riesling on show with only the smallest of portion being fermented in ceramic egg, just to add that touch of whimsical funk that Bryan is known for. Fennel, lemon drop, zesty and white flowers. The previous vintage scored 95 Points from Mike Bennie at Wine Front, so that tells you exactly the pedigree of this wine. Stock is limited, so get in quick.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    VINEYARD  Long Rail gully and Barton Estate in Murrumbateman plus a small batch from Hilltops .

    SOIL  Varied but mostly the regional duplex, decomposed granite, red loamy clay

    SLOPE  Varied

    VINTAGE NOTES  A more challenging year at the start, some wet flowering and even a hail storm that raised us all from our pillows but luckily the rest of the season went  just fine with a warm finish and well time rainfall. Small crops of ripe, beautiful fruit.

    WINE MAKING NOTES Sourced from three vineyards in the Murrumbateman and Hilltops region. All batches were whole-bunch pressed and fermented at a pretty low temperature to preserve the delicate fruit. Some solidsy ferments to at texture and deeper impression of flavour. 

    ANALYSIS  pH2.96, TA 8.1g/l, RS 3g/l, FSO2 20ppm. 

    BOTTLED  14 June 2018

    PRODUCTION  800 dozen


    TASTING NOTES


    Citrus again, meyer lemon, grapefruit with hints of anise spice and flowers, more generous than the last few years but still the thrilling acidity and green apple crunch.

  • REVIEWS

    Previous Vintage Reviews

    'From Ravensworth estate vineyard and Long Rail Gully vineyard – a regional representation of riesling from Canberra District, is how it is known. In the wings, a single site wine (from Bryan Martin’s family home vineyard). The wine to be released looks the goods, but isn’t formally named yet as a cuvee – just FYI on all that. This wine, however, has been stellar in past. No slouch now. Difficult to think of many wines this quality at the price, too. Insanity. Or maybe not…

    Brilliant wine of freshness, deliciousness, ease of drinking yet inherent complexity from pure fruit expression and faint winemaking influences. Shows floral, citrusy, lemongrass spicy, a faint ozone scent and suggestions of slate. Palate has more citrusy tang, composed, vital, long in flavour, embossed with flint/slate mineral character once more. Crystalline texture, indeed. More thanks. Super.'
    95 Points - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front


    "It’s sort of a twee thing to say, but if you are into Clonakilla wines, then your cellar should be stocked with Ravensworth. It’s pretty easy to join the dots between Bryan Martin’s role in winemaking at Clonakilla and then the very high quality and x-factor in his own wines under the Ravensworth label. Though the wines are markedly different, there’s some DNA shared, not least the class of the wine region. If anything, him being able to paint with a different brush for Ravensworth has meant for more fireworks in recent years. Martin’s work with riesling has specifically won him much praise, particularly in recent years."
    Mike Bennie



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