2022 The Other Wine Co. Arinto
Riverland | Ricca Terra Farms
Our latest adventure in the new, the other, and the different, has been a fascinating process working with the Portuguese white variety Arinto.
Shanteh Wale, The Wine Pilot, May 2023, 92 Points.
The 2022 Arinto is grown in the Riverland at Ricca Terra Farms who have made waves with their plantings of emerging varieties that bode well for our warming climate. Crafted by Matt Large who has been able to capture the grapefruit pith, oyster shell and zingy acidity the variety is favoured for. Add to this a pretty star jasmine perfume and sleek whiplash of acidity across the tongue. What you've got here is one crisp dry white with a confident little attitude. I can see this being guzzled down with a cos heart lettuce salad smothered in anchovies and cesar dressing.
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, March 2023, 92 Points.
It's grown on the noted Ricca Terra Farms vineyard. Love the texture, love the flavour. Grapefruit, pear, cooked apple and roses. It has presence. It has mouthfeel. It has pebbly/spicy aspects too. Lovely wine. Fruity but with more.