Ravensworth 'The Long way around' Tinto 2020
'From over 5000km they came - across both the Nullabor and Bass Strait - five trucks, one train and a boat carrying eight varieties, from five regions to finally reach home, Murrumbateman. You might say the long way around.
We knew early our fruit was toast from bushfires. Many friends from far away offered us fruit and processing space so we scratched together an eclectic mix of esoterica.
Lots to talk about here….
We made no wine from our NSW vineyards due to extreme smoke taint concentrations from the bushfires that ravaged our region from December to late January 2020. With this on our minds we headed west, as far as we could go to look for fruit and winemaking space. Luckily lots of industry colleagues stepped up to help and we found ourselves with options from Swan valley, Margaret and Frankland rivers and the deep south vineyards of Porongurup.
This is one of a pair of multi-region blends based on the fruit from this wonderful old vineyard in the Swan valley near Perth. Dry grown, bush vines, quite hot area very reminiscent of Spain and Portugal.
Our Long Way Around Tinto is based on this Swan valley Grenache blended with Syrah from Margaret River and Pinot Noir from Porongurup plus a little chenin to boot.
A full flavoured, tedium weighted red that is packed with red fruit, spice and herbs. Drinks beautifully now, will shine for many years.
- Ravensworth Wines