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2017 Ricca Terra Vintners Colour of Calmness Rosé

Riverland, SA

Calm Sunday afternoons on the deck with a glass of this... Yes.

$25.00

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About The Wine

Whilst in Italy during vintage some years ago, the sight of local vignerons sipping light red wines from tumblers struck vine-head Ash Ratcliff as a brief moment of calm in an otherwise frantic vintage season. The same thoughts came to mind whilst sampling the new release of his light and frisky Rosé.

Here, Nero d'Avola, Negroamaro, and Tempranillo come together to create that _Colour of Calmness_ that Ash remembers so well. It's crunchy and sweet with red fruit (not sugar) and finishes with the dry and savoury thumbprint of a wine made from Mediterranean grapes.

It's set to go down very easy in the warmer weather. Get your tumblers at the ready....

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
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From The Producer

The story

After spending time working as a viticulturist in Southern Italy, Ricca Terra Farms’ Ashley Ratcliff, fell in love with the locally produced pale red wines and how they enchanted the villagers that consumed them in iced filled tumblers under the summer sun. This moment in time brought an apparent ‘calmness’ to a busy vintage. The creation of rosé wine was never an afterthought for the Southern Italian winemakers with whom Ashley spent time.

The careful selection of grape varieties that imposed flavour and natural acidity into a wine was paramount. Ashley has selected and planted a number of Mediterranean grape varieties at Ricca Terra Farms that produce amazing rosé wines, in particular Nero d’Avola, Negroamaro & Tempranillo. The strategy behind the blend: The red grapes used to make this rosé wine are perfect for wine quality, but they also thrive in Australia’s warm ‘Mediterranean’ climate. All the grape varieties selected for the ‘Colour of Calmness’ can be co-fermented to increase the complexity of the wine.

Blend : Nero d'Avola, Negroamaro, Tempranillo
ABV : 12.80%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2018
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Sweet watermelon, juicy red fruits and spices. Brisk acidity, simply refreshing and dry to finish. It's a Rose built for ease of drinking with a little personality. I'm feeling calmer already... - Different Drop Wine Team

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