Ravensworth Estate Riesling 2018
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‘Someone asked me the other day something to the tune of ‘who are the next generation of newer generation producers who will truly create a legacy in Australian wine … I would put Ravensworth and Bryan Martin firmly in the list. No misses from him. Building a formidable argument to prestige.‘ Mike Bennie, The Wine Front.
‘As a talented food writer, cook and forager, Bryan Martin thinks deeply about textures and flavours. This combined with over a decade’s experience at Clonakilla, has resulted in a suite of distinctive Ravensworth wines’ Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller Wine.
Bryan Martin has been assistant winemaker and ‘right hand man’ to Tim Kirk at Clonakilla for over a decade. However Ravensworth has been his and wife Jocelyn’s passion since 2001 .. .all fruit sourced from their cool climate, high country vineyard near Murrambateman in the Canberra wine district. Clonakilla has often been thought as the leading winery in this region but Ravensworth has gained much success and critical praise including winning the International Riesling Challenge in 2012; 2013 was judged the top wine at the 2013 Canberra and Region Wine Show (as well as best Canberra District wine at the International Riesling Challenge), and the 2014 was champion wine at the NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show. Then in 2015 he was runner up Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year.
“Bryan’s becoming a bit of a poster boy in his own right now, … And quite right, too. I don’t think we can go wrong really. Bryan’s been an extraordinarily great blessing to our business.” Tim Kirk, Clonakilla.
The Estate label wines feature a beautiful and evocative label which Bryan says “.. are a take on what we would have as a coat of arms .. a visual depiction of how we see wine and food. Entwined, joyous, slightly nervy.”
Hand harvested from their Estate 20+ year old organic vines. Whole-bunch pressed to 700L ceramic eggs, a warm natural fermentation (wild yeast) over three weeks, on-lees for nine months. Unfiltered.
Delicious flavours of lime curd, minerals, flowers and green apples .. pure and pristine with incredible acids. This is such a beautiful wine with food now but with acid like this it should continue to develop over 10+ years.
From the winemaker: “A lot going on here, mineral, flowers, quiet spicy, a little white peach, citrus. The palate is the feature, very dry but with loads of fine texture, again a presence of minerality, citrus peel, and persistence … Cellaring – Are you kidding, with this acid structure you can leave this for decades, future civilisations will unearth this wine and think “Wow, there’s some serious acid here”.
Newly released. Reviews for 2017 vintage 95 points, James Halliday and 95 points Mike Bennie The Wine Front “..This wine is unnervingly good, stellar even ..Scintillating wine. Such high pedigree and drinkability.”
RRP $43 ** Our Special 6 Pack Buy $36.99 when you buy 6 of this wine**
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Australia, Canberra District, Murrumbateman
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