Ricca Terra Broken Forklift Fortified 375ml

Luscious fortified wine made from three white grape varieties. Succulent wine to go with dessert.

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Three late-ripening varieties, Zibibbo (Muscat), Vermentino and Muscat a Petits Grains are the basis of this indulgent fortified wine, that was left alone for a decade due to forklift access issues...Love a good forklift story.

Rich, syrupy stuff that is not over-sweet but has plenty of lemon curd, fresh pineapple and honey flavours.

There is no real science behind the blend of grape varieties used to make the Broken Forklift. A last minute decision to make a fortified wine resulted in the harvesting of the three grape varieties used in this wine, which were the only white varieties yet to be harvested... so choices were limited. The Broken Forklift is possibly the only Australian fortified wine that has used Vermentino?


The old rusting corrugated tin shed where this Muscat (Zibibbo) has been resting is small, meaning only our neighbour's 1950's forklift could get in and out to move the barrels that the Muscat were stored in.


One day the old yellow forklift broken down, meaning we could not access the barrels for nearly a decade. Only when the forklift was fixed could we get this wine from the shed to you! We thank the unreliability of the old yellow forklift as it prevented premature consumption by Ricca Terra's Ashley Ratcliff and the vineyard staff.

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