Ravensworth Estate The Grainery 2018
'From the Estate Of Ravensworth, which is a magnificent mixed agriculture farm with one of the loveliest family homes perched at the rear overlooking countryside and distant undulating hills. A few four legged protein sacks wander around, there’s veggies sprouting here and there, a forest thing, bits of farm equipment, sheds, and the lush looking vineyard with its lazy loNg grass and white noise of insect life. It’s always a great visit to Domaine de la Martin. Here’s one of his best wines year-on-year. It’s the one that weds marsanne, roussanne and viognier. Organic farmed too.
Full perfume of ripe citrus, preserved lemon, ginger, quince and faint nuttiness. The palate feels luxurious, layered, generous, full and just straight up delicious. Loads to chew on, literally in texture, but in flavours so many things to pinpoint from fresh fruitiness to muted citrus through the undertow of biscuity, yeasty, halva-like characters. Fantastic. Complex. Compelling. Urges you to drink. Top notch.'
- 95 points, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front