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, Negroamaro, Grenache, Greco & Nero d’Avola 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 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.