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2017 Ricca Terra Vintners Arinto

Riverland, SA

An up and coming Portuguese variety that Ash Ratcliff thinks has a big future ahead.

$30.00

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Arinto most definitely has the ‘wow’ factor. It makes fresh, flavoursome and complex wine. It really is a grape variety that will start turning heads!

Ashley Ratcliff, Owner

About The Wine

Of all the white varieties thriving on Ricca Terra Farms, Ash Ratcliff thinks Arinto may have one of the biggest futures - he's backing it in.

It's not hard to see why. The variety holds great acidity, is bright and full of flavour, and most importantly, makes delicious white wines perfect for our warm Australian climate.

Portugal is its home but it looks like Arinto is finding a new happy hunting ground here, and Ash Ratcliff and his Ricca Terra crew are at the front of the pack.

About Ricca Terra

Ashley Ratcliff is one of the Riverlands most forward-thinking viticultural minds. After leaving Yalumba to set up his own Riverland vineyard, he began investigating the potential for obscure alternative varieties in his chosen region. Varieties that retain acidity in the heat, such as Fiano and Arinto have struck a cord, as well as Nero d'Avola, Negroamaro and Tinta Barocca which thrive in warmer climes.

His Ricca Terra Vintners label showcases these interesting varieties and their suitability to our climate. Whether straight varietal wines or creative blends, every wine is deliciously approachable and superb value for money. 

Ash is one of the most important viticulturalists in Australia and his passion and knowledge are vital to the future of the Australian industry. Ricca Terra was named one of the Top Ten Best New Wineries in the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion.

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One of Australia's most important viticulturalists, Ashley Ratcliff
Ricca Terra Farms, Riverland, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Varietal

Arinto – a white grape variety that originates from Portugal.

The story

Identifying a new grape variety to plant at Ricca Terra Farms is a somewhat challenging and frustrating process. Any new grape variety needs unique qualities; whether that be climate adaptation characteristics, marketing opportunities or the ability to make exceptional wine. Preferably, any new grape variety planted will have all three qualities.

In 2012, Ricca Terra Farms’ Viticulturist Ashley Ratcliff, was on the hunt for a new grape variety that he could add to the existing selection planted at Ricca Terra Farms. New grape varieties that have the ‘wow’ factor are very limited, but then Ashley came across Arinto, a white grape variety that can be found growing in abundance in Portugal. Ashley calls Arinto the ‘Cumulus’ variety. Cumulus clouds are the ones that form different shapes and resemble common everyday objects as they swirl through the sky. The shape of the Arinto bunches are very similar to cumulus clouds, they come in an array of shapes and sizes.

Arinto most definitely has the ‘wow’ factor. It makes fresh, flavoursome and complex wine. It really is a grape variety that will start turning heads!

Blend : Arinto (100%)
ABV : 12.80%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2019
Bottle Size : 750ml

The amazing Ricca Terra Farms
The amazing Ricca Terra Farms
Riverland, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

It's almost like a big, fleshy Semillon. Really good palate weight, lemon oil, lime, some great racy acidity, round and slightly creamy in the mouth with some lemon rind grip. Full of flavour and character. Cool stuff. - Different Drop Wine Team

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Warehouse Pickup Due to some restrictions on our warehouse lease agreement and COVID concerns we are no longer offering Warehouse Pickup as an option and will be delivering all orders moving forward. Delivery is free (for orders over $149) and fast so please select one of our great delivery options at checkout. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this change! The Different Drop Team.

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FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

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This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

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If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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