Ricca Terra

Lucky Long Shot - 3L Cask

Lucky Long Shot - Mediterranean Red Blend of Tempranillo, Lambrusco, Lagrein

At Ricca Terra, we invest in small plot experimentation, firing bullets to perfect our aim, so to speak. Only once a variety is thriving on our rich soils do we initiate production; load the cannonballs! This wine is crafted to demonstrate to the world that our region can load, aim and precisely fire - not just take a “Lucky Long Shot”.

Tasting Note

Notes of red licorice and cola are present, accompanied by v-shaped tannins that initially possess some fullness before gracefully diminishing to a distinct conclusion. The wine is generously textured, with an exceptional savoury character.

One 3L cask equals four 750ml bottles.

Consume within ten months of purchase.

Member discount not applicable to casks. $20 freight added to purchases of less than six.


The Story

Mythology has it, ‘inexperienced sailors were defeated by enemy ships as a result of firing cannonballs that missed their targets. Such defeats could have been avoided if the trajectory of the cannonball was calculated prior to being fired. Experienced sailors did this by firing bullets first. While a single bullet could never sink an enemy’s ship, it allowed for the precise calculation of how high and wide the cannonball should be shot…….to ensure a fatal hit occurred’

Ricca Terra Farms has taken the ‘fire bullets before cannonballs’ philosophy when it comes to planting new grape varieties. Rather than mass planting a new grape variety and then learning how it behaves as a vine and as a wine, Ricca Terra Farms’ approach has been to plant small plots of a new grape variety; then watch, wait and learn (firing bullets). When the right bullet is identified, the cannonball is loaded and fire... not just take a "Lucky Long Shot". If the grape is successful, it will be added to the Ricca Terra portfolio.