2021 Ricca Terra 'Bullets Before Cannonballs' Red Blend Riverland
Winemaker Notes: From the Riverland area of South Australia where the Murray River keeps the warm climate more temperate allowing for more freshness in wines. This is a lively red blend. Full bodied and tannic yet very balanced. It comes from Ash and Holly Ratcliffe. Although they're newer vintners in the area, they seek out older vines and ultimately wines you can drink unabashedly.
Ash Ratcliff is one of the sharpest minds growing grapes in Australia with a vision towards a new Riverland. The "Bullets Before Cannonballs" concept is something Ash has used extensively during his time in the Riverland. The idea being, you shoot loads of 'bullets' - small trials of new varieties - and when you see one excelling you light the fuse on a cannonball and go deep on that variety. It's a methodology which is yielding great results for Ricca Terra Farms. This wine is a fiery blend of the red varieties that have excelled for him so far: Tempranillo, Shiraz, Lagrein, and a touch of Lambrusco. The finished wine is flush with dark fruits and exotic spice. Great value to be had here and a super versatile red for any night of the week.
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