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2017 Ricca Terra Vintners Bullets Before Cannonballs

Riverland, SA

Double trophy winning Red from 2017 AAVWS. Top value for fans of Mediterranean variety reds.

$22.50

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About
The aim was to craft a wine that ‘shouted a statement’ to the world that blends of Mediterranean grape varieties grown in the Riverland would make great wines.

Ashley Ratcliff, Owner

About the Wine

Ash Ratcliff is one of the sharpest minds growing grapes in Australia with a vision towards a new Riverland. The "Bullets Before Cannonballs" concept is something Ash has used extensively during his time in the Riverland. The idea being, you shoot loads of 'bullets' - small trials of new varieties - and when you see one excelling you light the fuse on a cannonball and go deep on that variety.

It's a methodology which is yielding great results for Ricca Terra Farms. This wine is a fiery blend of the red varieties that have excelled for him so far: Nero d’Avola, Lagrein, Negroamaro, and Tempranillo.

The finished wine is flush with dark fruits and exotic spice. It also impressed the judges at the 2017 AAVWS taking home two Trophies, including Best Blend amongst the leading alternative variety wines in the country. Great value to be had here and a super versatile red for any night of the week.

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.

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

Critic Reviews

Two Trophies for Best Blend, Best Iberian Variety Wine - 2017 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show

Additional Info

From the Producer

The red grapes used to make this wine are some of the standout Mediterranean varieties found planted in Australia. Ashley’s aim was to craft a wine that ‘shouted a statement’ to the world that blends of Mediterranean grape varieties grown in the Riverland would make great wines. The bullets have been shot…..now for the cannonball

Blend : Mediterranean red grape varietal blend (Nero d’Avola, Lagrein, Negroamaro & Tempranillo)
ABV : 14.2%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2021
Bottle Size : 750ml

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