Ricca Terra 3 Bottle Experience Box - Amazing Italian Varietals from Australia
As a viticulturist, Ashley Ratcliffe knew that not only were some of the best Riverland vineyards undervalued but that many were planted with the wrong varieties for the climate. Over the last few years, these vineyards have come on stream with varieties like Montepulciano, Touriga, Arinto, Fiano and Nero d’Avola to name but a few. Ashley's Ricca Terra range are vibrant, quirky, cleverly made wines that have deliciousness as their raison d’etre. More than that though, they are a beacon for the future sustainability of a previously much derided region and it is to Ashley’s credit that other serious producers are now taking fruit from here.
Included in this box of 3 wines are a bottle of each of the following:
Ricca Terra, Bronco Buster, Riverland, South Australia, 2020 - Fiano/Vermentino/Greco
This interesting blend is intensely floral with plentiful aromas of lemon zest and musk. The palate is deftly balanced with fresh acidity and great length.
Ricca Terra, The Colour Of Calmness, Riverland, South Australia, 2021 - 60% Negroamaro/40% Nero d'Avola
Light cherry in colour this reminds me of a refreshing cream soda, with a hint of campfire smoke and parsley leaf. Subtle on the palate, this is an elegant rosé.
Ricca Terra, Bullets Before Cannonballs, Riverland, South Australia, 2021 - Tempranillo/Shiraz/Others
Flavours of red liquorice and cola, with v-shaped tannins (that start with some volume and then taper to a precise end point). Plump, fleshy, and very savoury.
Each of these wines are simply amazing and a true bargain at £15 a bottle/£45 for the case.