Ricky has quickly become one of our favourite producers in Tasmania. His commitment to regional expression, and importantly, to over-delivering quality at all price points, has seen him garner rave critical acclaim in a short space of time.
The road to the launch of his own label was a serendipitous one. After leaving his day job as winemaker at Tasmanian powerhouse Bay Of Fires, Ricky started his own vineyard management consulting business.
The skyrocketing price of Tasmanian fruit is prohibitively expensive for most young winemakers. By striking up good relationships with local vineyard owners, he managed to snag himself a precious few tonnes of fruit and TTT was born.
Now with his own vines in the ground and a cult-following swelling behind him, Ricky is really hitting his stride.
"Ricky Evans solo project is just about one of the most exciting, interesting, and collectable things coming out of Tasmania currently. Thoughtful young winemaker eking out small-batch wines of very, very high quality."
- Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)
His new 2018s are remarkable value for money. The TMV wines are designed as a snapshot of the vintage in his home of the Tamar Valley: Pinot Noir, Riesling and now Chardonnay that paint a picture of time and place. The 2018 vintage was earlier than usual, but that plays right into his hands for the style of wine he's making.
"It was a year when you had to pick early, but it gave you a prettier, more perfumed style of Pinot Noir and great acid in Riesling and Chardonnay, which is exactly what I'm looking for."
- Ricky Evans, winemaker
There is not much in Tasmania that can go toe-to-toe with these wines at the price. Premium, hand-crafted, small-batch Tasmanian vino at these dollars don't come around every day.
If you aren't already, TTT is one hype train you are going to want to get in on early. Check out Ricky's 2018s, he will be one of your best new discoveries of 2019.