2016 Amato Vino Bela [slankamenka bela]


A new one from the Ricca Terra Farms home property. An ancient Balkans variety found flourishing in the Riverland, of which we are certain there is no other in Australia! Fleshy tropical and citrus characters, creamy and a long finish.

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Yep, you heard right – Slankamenka Bela, an ancient Balkans grape variety found flourishing in the Riverland of Australia. Or Bela for short..

Handpicked grapes from Ricca Terra Farms family vineyard, wild-fermented in stainless steel tank before bottling fresh in July. Unfined, Unfiltered.

Some tropical pineapple and guava on the nose, also apple/pear – fresh and zesty. A textural palate, a touch creamy – showing stonefruit, guava, quince and nashi pear. Hints of spice and vanilla weave in and out, with a note of nuttiness. Excellent length of palate.

Enjoyed with or without food.

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for 2016 Amato Vino Bela [slankamenka bela]

  1. Avatar for Brad


    The second instalment made from the Balkan variety slankameka bela. Wild ferment in stainless steel, on lees 3 months, so it’s ever-so-slightly cloudy. It’s salty, tastes of preserved lemon and daikon. It has texture, neat phenolics and is mouth-watering fresh.
    Jane Faulkner for James Halliday Wine Companion 2018

  2. Avatar for Brad


    Slankamenka Bela, is the grape variety, which is a bit of fun to say. Sounds like an expletive.
    This is a very interesting wine, and mainly in a good way. It’s a bit wild and smoky, radish, apples and lemon barley. Medium bodied, savoury and spicy, a mix of fruit and vegetable salads, if you like, talc-like texture and a refreshing radish and apple aftertaste. It’s excellent. Well worth trying. 91 Points.

    Gary Walsh – The Wine Front, February 2017

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