About The Wine
Smells like an outback bbq, with baked earth and smoked meat characters alongside some ripe cherry berry fruits.
Wild yeast fermented in old French oak, this Riverland expression of the buxom Montepulciano grape, usually to be found in central Italy, has plenty of oomph for not plenty of money.
Hearty stuff, but also carries a good spine of acidity to enliven it all up.
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.