• 2023 Ricca Terra Colour of Calmness Rose

2023 Ricca Terra Colour of Calmness Rose

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Grenache, Sangiovese
After spending time working as a viticulturist in Southern Italy, Ricca Terra Farms’ Ashley Ratcliff, fell in love with the locally produced pale red wines and how they enchanted the villagers that consumed them in iced filled tumblers under the summer sun. This moment in time brought an apparent ‘calmness’ to a busy vintage.
The creation of rosé wine was never an afterthought for the Southern Italian winemakers with whom Ashley spent time. The careful selection of grape varieties that imposed flavour and natural acidity into a wine was paramount.
Ashley has selected and planted a number of Mediterranean grape varieties at Ricca Terra Farms that produce amazing rosé wines.
The grapes selected were crushed and pressed with minimal skin contact to avoid colour pick-up from the grape skins, fermented in stainless steel. This wine is vegan friendly.
The aroma is that of strawberries & cream, while the palate is zesty, mouth filling & delicious.
A vibrant and refreshing, all occasions wine for everyday of the week.
Viticulture: The common sense of growing grapes is to limit inputs (water & fertiliser), produce commercially viable yields and make high quality wine! Combining drought tolerant rootstocks with high vigour grape varieties should be the essence when growing grapes in one of the driest countries in the world! Such a combination forces viticulturists to reduce inputs to control excessive vine vegetative growth and hence grow quality grapes.
- Ricca Terra