About The Wine
Chunky and satisfying Cabernet dominant blend from the Riverland, with a youthful dose of tangy acidity keeping it vibrant and lively.
The Cab Sauv is fleshed out by Petit Verdot and Durif, so three varieties with thick skins and a lot of natural tannin. It is a warming, flavoursome wine rich in blackberry and plum fruit, with a dense but integrated palate.
It may not be the ideal liquid to drink following a marathon but it is perfect for a winter's day in an armchair watching highlights of someone else going through running hell.
About Ricca Terra
Ashley Ratcliff is one of the Riverland's 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.