2020 Amo Vino Tino

Riverland, SA

Made from Riverland fruit, this bang-for-buck Vermentino is light, refreshing and dangerously drinkable.




About the Wine

The Riverland is becoming home to a wide array of grape varieties which have evolved to naturally tolerate the harsh conditions of Australia - namely the heat and the drought. Vermentino, which comes from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, fits the bill perfectly.

Man, is this drinkable or what? To ensure freshness, the fruit was harvested early and saw time in only stainless steel before bottling. This has also kept aroma - think pale lemons, Granny Smith apples and white blossoms. The flavours are clean cut and cleansing too, with ripe orchard apples, crushed almonds and a splash of sea spray. Have this with any Mediterranean food you'd eat without cutlery - falafel, pizza bianca, or mezze.

About Amo Vino

The Riverland is the hottest wine region in Australia, and the second hottest in the world. For a long time, it was home to bargain basement grapes made for quantity rather than quality - Shiraz and Chardonnay which were heavily irrigated to increase yield and offset heat stress. But this is changing. Many producers are looking to other grape varieties which will tolerate the drought and heat, constants factor in the region.

After a visit to the Riverland and meeting with the region's best visionary and ambassador, Ashley Ratcliff of Ricca Terra Farms, wine industry legend Tim Stock decided to join the Good Fight. He has now partnered up with Ashley to make wine from the region, utilising appropriate grape selection and low to no irrigation and making wines which are not only fun, interesting and accessible, but a true reflection of the extreme terroir of the Riverland.

The Amo Vino range focuses on ease of drinking to prove that Australian wine is no one-tick pony (looking at you, Shiraz) and that the Riverland could just be the most exciting and overlooked region we have. Viva la revolution!

Ashley Ratcliffe, Riverland Guru
Ashley Ratcliffe, Riverland Guru
Riverland, SA, Riverland, SA
Additional Info

From the Producer

Hand harvested early to preserve natural acidity and freshness, our Vermentino was fermented cool with natural yeasts before spending 6 months on fine lees outside in the cold of winter. Clear and pale, Tino is bursting with aromas of grapefruit, pear, apple and white flowers. Soft and fruity, its rich flavours of pear, golden delicious apple and kiwi fruit wash across the richly textured palate.

Blend : Vermentino (100%)
ABV : 12.00%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Growing grapes in the Outback
Growing grapes in the Outback
Riverland, SA

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