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2017 Ricca Terra Vintners Tinta Barroca

Riverland, SA

Light, fresh and frisky red from a rare Portuguese variety.

$30.00

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About The Wine

Tinta Barocca is not a variety you see every day in Australia.

There are very few plantings of it anywhere in the country, save for a few old plots where it was used for making fortified. This Portugues native ripens early and packs a fair amount of punch. With the rising popularity of wines made from Tempranillo and Touriga Nacional across the country, vigneron Ashley Ratcliff is backing Tinta Barocca to be the next big thing.

His first release of the variety is a light and crunchy red wine - something not too dissimilar to Boujelaise nouveau in style and feel. It can take a little chill, or not, what ever you like.

As far as refreshing reds go, this is right up there.

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 RatcliffRicca Terra Farms, Riverland, SA
Ricca Terra Farms, Riverland, SA
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From The Producer

The story

Tinta Barroca is almost unknown in Australia. It is renowned in Portugal as a variety used to make port. Ashley Ratcliff, Ricca Terra Farms’ Viticulturist, had noticed Tinta Barocca during a visit to the Riverland Vine Improvement Committee’s vineyard in Monash, South Australia. He observed it was an early ripening red grape variety, with rich flavours and firm tannins.

The subconscious thought Ashley had was ‘why had this grape variety been overlooked by winemakers in Australia?’ Actually, Penfolds had planted it a number of years ago in their Riverland vineyard for a port variety. During the 2016 Vintage Ashley made 1,000kg of Tinta Barroca into wine. As expected, the wine was rich, full of flavour and amazing. The quality of this wine cemented the future of Tinta Barroca at Ricca Terra Farms.

The name itself was also interesting and fun and the wine that gives you ‘bounce’ was nicknamed ‘the energiser bunny’! During his 14 years at Yalumba, Ashley has championed many alternative grape varieties in Australia.

Blend : Tinta Barocca (100%)
ABV : 12.50%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2020
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 120 dozen

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

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Really juicy, red berried, almost gamay-esque in style. Light and airy in frame. Some gamey notes, slatey tannin and a clip of mouthwatering acidity. Crushed raspberries through the finish. Thirst inducing red wine here. - Different Drop Wine Team

Delivery

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