Mediterranean red grape varietal blend –Rosé (Tempranillo, Nero d’Avola and Mataro).
The red grapes used to make this rosé wine are perfect for wine quality, but they also thrive in Australia’s warm ‘Mediterranean’ climate. All the grape varieties selected for the ‘Colour of Calmness’ can be co-fermented to increase the complexity of the wine.
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, in particular Tempranillo, Nero d’Avola and Mataro.