Mr Riggs Montepulciano 2016 (6 x 750mL) McLaren Vale, SA

Description:

The Montepulciano fruit has been sourced from two different vineyards in the Adelaide region; Amadio vineyard, between Kersbrook and Williamstown in the Adelaide Hills, located at 300m altitude, it is also

relatively low vigour and on grey-brown loam and Pollux vineyard located in McLaren Vale, at 175m altitude on clay loam. The fruit ripens earlier, with much more tannin and lower acidity – all features that make it perfect as a serious dry red.

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Mr Riggs Montepulciano 2016 (6 x 750mL) McLaren Vale, SA

Lot No: 0031-2477318 Quantity: 1
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21/11/2019 8.30 PM AEDT

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Wine Summary Image

The Montepulciano fruit has been sourced from two different vineyards in the Adelaide region; Amadio vineyard, between Kersbrook and Williamstown in the Adelaide Hills, located at 300m altitude, it is also

relatively low vigour and on grey-brown loam and Pollux vineyard located in McLaren Vale, at 175m altitude on clay loam. The fruit ripens earlier, with much more tannin and lower acidity – all features that make it perfect as a serious dry red.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

92 Points Huon Hooke December 2017 “Super-saturated dense purple colour, which stains the glass. The bouquet is likewise inky, with oak, tar and smoke nuances combined with very ripe black fruits. The palate is intense and lively with bright acidity and firm tannin grip. A massive wine, which seems to need time to soften and settle down. Real potential.”

Winery Tasting Notes

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Bright violet and rich red roll around the glass opaque, vibrant, and alive with aromas of beef stock and crushed mint. Hints of cinnamon spice right through a palate that graduates to both sweet tobacco and the cigar-box that held it; the finish lingers with vanilla straight from the pod. Only serious structure can contain this kitchen of flavour and it does so spectacularly. Firm where it should be, subtle when needed. Intense throughout.

Medals & Trophies

Bronze Medal, National Cool Climate Wine Show 2017

Winery Profile

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Ben Riggs

After spending twenty one vintages, a decade and a half of them as winemaker for caretaker Mr. Richard Gregory Trott's ironstone foundry and workshop known locally as ‘W2' (nee Wirra Wirra) Vineyards in McLaren Vale, and simultaneously as an air miles lifetime reward(less) Flying-Winemaker (Napa Valley, Bordeaux, Greece, Italy and the South of France) I knew it was time at the turn of the Trillennium to do my own thing…

The rest was, in comparison, simple; McLaren Vale, her beloved Shiraz, my mate and mentor Mr. Tony Parkinson, his Penny's Hill Winery and our mates Messrs. Beal (Snr. and Jnr.). Added to this combination the original Mr. Riggs' Vineyard, and help from friends, the only thing left to decide was what to call the kit…

I always hoped that someday I would make wine for myself, under my own shingle so to speak. Mate and muse Mr. Parkinson convinced me to moniker my first 15 barriques as ‘Mr. Riggs', a title I would prefer to not outgrow.

I reckon people started calling me Mr. Riggs when I outgrew my dad (the previous Mr. Riggs). Since then, altitude has not been an issue; I'd been making Shiraz at sea level, McLaren Vale South Australia , for more than fifteen years.

Motivated by the ‘Monapilla' vineyard of vigneron Mr. Beal (Snr.) and viticulturist Mr. Beal (Jnr.) this wine is the first manifestation of Mr. Riggs's beloved McLaren Vale Shiraz, and in 2001 was the start of things to come…

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Other Information

  • 2016 vintage
  • 6 x 750mL units
  • SA - McLaren Vale, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 14.5% alc.
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