• 2022 Ricca Terra Soldiers' Land Grenache

2022 Ricca Terra Soldiers' Land Grenache

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Berri, SA
The release of the Ricca Terra “Soldiers’ Land” is a proud moment in our company’s history. This wine is made from 90-year-old vines that were planted under the Soldier Settlement Scheme. This wine has two purposes. The first is to acknowledge & hopefully preserve the remaining old vineyards located in the Riverland (planted by returning soldiers but unfortunately many have been removed for economic reasons). The second purpose is to provide ongoing funding to the Returned & Services League (RSL). Today marks the birth of a partnership between Ricca Terra & RSL.
Your purchase of this wine will help both causes.
Ricca Terra has witnessed the on-going removal of these icon vineyards and decided to take action! The 2022 “SOLDIERS’ LAND” GRENACHE is made from 91-year-old vines planted by a return soldier from the first World War. Ricca Terra’s vision is to seek grapes from other original soldier settlement vineyards in the Riverland, pay the owners the correct value for the grapes and make great wine. The ultimate aim is Preserving the Past and stop the unnecessary removal of historic vineyards.
The Ricca Terra Soldiers’ Land has the opportunity of Protecting the Future by investing in the Returned & Services League (South Australia), who play an important role preserving the legacy and looking after the men and women, and their families, who make up South Australia’s armed services. Part proceeds from the sale of Soldiers Land will be donated to the Returned & Services League (South Australia).
Fermented in old oak barrels using yeast that was found in the vineyard (natural fermentation). Made in a fresh and youthful style, this wine spent five months in oak before being bottled.
Harvested from two seperate hand pruned vineyards located in Berri, South Australia. Each vineyard was planted by returning soldiers from World War Two and were hand picked in late April.
- Ricca Terra Vintners