Ricca Terra "Bullets Before Cannonballs" Red Blend
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Ricca Terra "Bullets Before Cannonballs" Red Blend - 2019

Item # 43873 750mL
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Production Methods



Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

Tasting 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.

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Staff Pick Notes

Ashley Ratcliff is an excellent winemaker that decided to explore the use of different (not native) grapes in Riverland, Australia. The grape varieties used in this blend are Tempranillo, Lagrein, Aglianico and Shiraz. The last one is the only native one. The producer used grapes planted in different soils and the grapes are hand pruned and hand harvested. The grapes showed a great potential where they were planted and the result is noticeable in this very pleasant wine. Blackberry and spice notes are followed by tobacco and a smooth savoury finish. Great with red sauce pasta or soft cheeses. A great example of New World Wine!


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South Australia

South Australia is home to nearly half the country's wine production as well as the center of premium Shiraz production. It contains the Clare Valley, Barossa Valley, Eden Valley, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, and Coonawarra regions.

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