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  • A superb Sangiovese - One of Australia's finest
  • Lovely wine, with great drinkability despite its youth
  • 14th vintage of this wine - and it just keeps getting better!

Tasting Notes

Colour Crimson
Nose Very fresh, clean and fragrant aroma of cherries & spice.
Palate Medium-bodied and a fine textural palate. Delicious fruit flavours, and lovely finish which leaves you reaching for the next glass.
Food Pairing Tomato based dishes - this goes head to head with high acid foods. Great with pizza and pasta along with more complex braised veal and game dishes.
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes This wine has become a massive favourite over the last few vintages, and has a tendency to sell out. The 2017 vintage was a little trickier than the last few but sangiovese loves difficult conditions, makeing it more characterful for sure
Variety Sangiovese
Body Light - Medium Bodied
Oak Type None
Vintage 2017
Region Canberra District
Country Australia
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Ravensworth Wines
At the International Riesling Challenge in Canberra in 2012, Bryan Martin’s 2012 Ravensworth Riesling hit the jackpot, beating all comers to win the challenge. Hailed an amazing achievement for a small-production local wine in international company, Bryan's Rieslings have continued to wow judges for years raking in accolades!

Ravensworth has two vineyards in the area which constantly has cool nights and dry autumns with mild, harvest temperatures. Rosehill is a 7 hectare vineyard that has volcanic, granite soils and produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. Martin Block produces Shiraz, Viognier, Marsanne and Sangiovese. All their wines are made from estate fruit grown on their own vineyards, producing 2000 cases each year.
Canberra District
Although winemaking started 160 years ago in Canberra District, the viticulture of this region was revived in the 1970s. Situated in the wider area of southern New South Wales, surrounding Australian Capital Territory, the region is famous for their Shiraz and Rieslings due to their cool climate. Canberra District wine region was granted GI (Geographical Indication) in 1998 although the district was home to very few vineyards at that time. Today, wineries such as Clonakilla and Ravensworth have paved the way for putting Canberra District on the map as an up- and-coming wine region to watch in Australia.

Located about 150 kilometers inland from the Pacific Ocean, the vineyards are on lands of varying altitudes ranging from 300-800 meters which causes variation in temperature and soil types. The climate of Canberra District can be described as having a continental climate, which is characterized by big differences in temperature during the day and night. The region is capable of producing some of the nations finest Shiraz and Riesling.
Mike Bennie
From grapes grown in Canberra District, Gundagai and Hilltops, forming a ‘Canberra Regional’ expression of sangiovese. Sangiovese seems to be quietly becoming one of Ravensworth’s speciality varieties.

Savoury accented wine with dried herb, fennel, white pepper over dried strawberry, dried cranberry scents. It seems to have an Italian accent of sorts. Palate does a similar thing, medium weight, feels ‘spicy’ to a degree and has succulent Campari-meets-red fruits underlying. There’s a web of fine, firm-ish tannin playing through and the finish has that calling card of sangiovese – a good-bitter twist somewhat like amaro. Very nice.


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