In collaboration with Wild Bunch Industries we are proud to be importing the wines of Ricca Terra in to New Zealand. Ricca Terra was founded by Ashley Ratcliff, who with his wife established the vineyard in the Riverlands in 2003, largely as a contract grower (they now grow for over 40 clients including Patrick Sullivan (Jumping Juice), Unico Zelo, Brash Higgins, Shaw and Smith and Somos.
They started producing their own wine in 2017 and in 2019 were awarded 5 Star Winery status by the James Halliday Wine Companion (which they have retained in 2020 and 2021).
Working in the extremely dry Riverlands they focus on Mediterranean grapes which resist drought pressure such as Nero d'Avola, Fiano, Muscat, Grenache and the Touriga varieties. Their Caravel vineyard which is in conversion to organics won Innovative Vineyard of the Year at the acclaimed Young Guns of Wine Awards in 2020.
This is a selection of four of the stunning Ricca Terra Blends offered alongside their first two natural releases, an bright pink Pet Nat and a wonderfully aromatic skin-ferment.
It contains one each of the following:
2020 Bronco Buster (Fiano, Vermentino & Greco)
2021 Colour of Calmness Rosé (Negroamaro & Nero d'Avola)
2021 Juicy June (Negroamaro and Grenache)
2019 Marathon Man (Cabernet Sauvignon, Durif and Petit Verdot)
2021 Pet Nat (Uva Di Troia, Zibibbo & Nero d'avola)
2021 Skin-Ferment (Zibibbo, Grenache Blanc & Vermentino)