Fruity and spicy

Ricca Terra Una Vita 2022, Riverland, AUD $100

A blend of souzão, nero d’avola and shiraz, hand harvested, wild fermented and aged for 20 months in seasoned French oak.

Ink black at the core, fading barely to a deep plum rim. Full and heady aromas of blackberry, dark cherry, cola spices and ferrous minerals. Palate sits a little lighter than the nose suggests but still carries great intensity and tension. Black fruits, pepper and cola spices are layered with finesse while finely wrought tannins wrap it gently. A lift of acidity adds to the liveliness and it all combines to send it very long on the palate. Will build further with time in the cellar. (Cork)

Score: 93 ★★★★ – view original tasting note

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: drink now to 2035

Food: braised lamb shanks with olive and rosemary

Stockists: Ricca Terra Wines

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