David Franz – 2015 Ricca Terra Farms Vermentino

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A Sardinian Native transplanted to Barmera to produce fruit crafted in the Barossa… by cripes, it’s a long way to go for a drink… Luckily it’s as delicious as it is well travelled. A rich soft textural wine, screaming out for a Mediterranean  Anti-Pasto board and great friends to share it with.

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Production:

Picked March 8th 2015, Single vineyard wine. 2 Tonnes picked from Ashley Ratcliff€™s Ricca Terra Farms Barmera Block in the Riverland 1080 Bottles produced Bottled 07/04/2016

Colour:

Very Bright straw with hints of pale apple green.

Nose:

Brisk seaside breeze on a lazy sunny day with a big basket of white peaches and preserved figs stacked next to fresh baked brioche

Palate:

Textural and generous with poised acidity cleansing rich developed fruit. Citrus curd pie on the levy wall with a curious initial impression rewarded by mouth filling happiness.

Philosophy:

Vintage 2015: its as busy as buggery when I get a phone call from Ash Ratcliff. €œDave, I€™ve got a couple of tonnes of Vermentino spare that I don€™t want to go to waste. Would you be interested if we hand picked and delivered it to you..???€ €œWhat do you want for it Ash?€ €œDave, I just don€™t want to see it go to waste!€ €œBloody Oath!€ Thus was born an unplanned Collaboration between david Franz and Ricca Terra Farms. Not being one to stand on tradition or convention I chose to basket press straight to seasoned french oak barrels for unclarified, full solid Fermentation and subsequent aging. After 12 months in wood with monthly Battonage and topping 1080 Bottles were filled and aged for release in Autumn 2017…And if you€™re wondering – Why the Rooster with an Olive? That is a great question. Cheers! in a glass!

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The liquid offerings of Barossa gold. Unique small batch parcels of Barossa wine; hand wrought with passion to your glass from our vines€¦As you may have gathered, I am very passionate about the fruit I produce and wines I make. You can savour my wines in the knowledge that they have been nurtured first for a year on the vines then crafted for a few months in the winery before 4 years maturation in wood and the bottle. Each bottle of wine is carefully hand printed and wrapped before being placed in a hand printed carton then sent out into the wide world to find their way to you.

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