Ravensworth Estate The Grainery 2022


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Region: Murrumbateman, Canberra District
Grapes: Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne
First Glance: Rich, Flinty, Textural, Spicy
Acclaim: 95pts

The Wine: 
Destemmed and pressed to 600l demi muids for fermentations and first year. then transferred to 2000l foudre for second year. 2022 was another cool year, very wet early that kept Brian and his team on their toes in the vineyard. Was a year for patience, faith and gumboots.

This Rhone-inspired white blend is based on Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier. The blend differs slightly each year based on what goes on the block. More Roussanne for the first time so the wine carries enhanced citrus notes and tingling acidity. 

The Review:
Jane Faulkner, The Wine Companion - 95pts
"It has all the texture and detail marsanne, viognier and roussanne bring via winemaking, yet a finer rendition this vintage. A lovely balance of stone fruit, quince, Japanese pickled ginger and a raft of warm spices. Slippery, light phenolics, a millefeuille of creamy lees and a savoury overlay make this a tip-top tipple. It shines more with food".