Thursday, 11 October 2018
Ricca Terra Arinto 2018
Ratcliff is committed to exploring alternative varieties at his Riverland Ricca Terra vineyard, and this Portuguese variety seems to have found a happy home.
It's a wine which sits somewhere in between a fresh Semillon and Vermentino. Whiffs of lemon and touches of tropical fruit, lemon rind, pineapple sage and green herbs all chip in ensuring a refreshing and crisp wine is delivered. There's an oily feel through the mouth and a touch of green apple and zippy lemon zest lingers on the finish. Chill hard and you'd be forgiven for emptying the bottle in quick time on a warm afternoon. The summer of cricket and a large pour seem a sensible match for mine.
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