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Mr. Riggs Montepulciano d’Adelaide 2018

Special Price $25.00 Regular Price $30.00
This is mighty big for a Monty, packed with cherries, smoked meats, pepper, spice and satsuma plums and a good amount of ripe, firm tannins. Great power and length. A great match for rare beef or a quality braised beef dish.
Mr. Riggs Montepulciano d’Adelaide
Wine Specs
Region
Adelaide Hills, SA
Vintage
2018
Winery
Mr. Riggs
Winemaker
Ben Riggs
Alcohol %
14.5
Size
750 mL
Mr Riggs has been making flash wine for quite some time. He was Wirra Wirra’s chief winemaker for 14 years and simultaneously a flying winemaker turning out tasty tinctures in the Napa Valley, Bordeaux, Greece, Italy and the South of France. He has consulted to Penny’s Hill, Pertaringa, K1 wines, Battle of Bosworth, Dog Ridge, Tatiarra, Tomich, Morambro Creek, Jip Jip Rocks, Joureys End, Auswan and Sanguine Estate. In 2001 he started making wines under the moniker of Mr Riggs, picking up a slew of accolades along the way.
Adelaide Hills, SA

Region

Adelaide Hills, SA

Considerably cooler than the surrounding plains, the hills are washed in rain during winte ...
Considerably cooler than the surrounding plains, the hills are washed in rain during winter months, and the peaks wrapped in fog. It is considered a high rainfall region compared to other Australian regions, but outside of winter the climate is warm and dry. Night time temperatures are the feature - notably cooler than the day when the sun sets. Worth noting is how the average rainfall increases the higher you go, with Mount Lofty picking up 1400mm on the old splash-o-meter compared to 850mm just 10K down the road in Charleston. This range of moisture and altitudes results in a variety of soils, but in general are sand and clay loam over clay subsoils. ... Read Full Article
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Ben Riggs

Winemaker

Ben Riggs

Mr Riggs, Penny's Hill, Woop Woop, Zonte’s Footstep We often joke that there must b ...
Mr Riggs, Penny's Hill, Woop Woop, Zonte’s Footstep We often joke that there must be more than one Ben Riggs, that no one winemaker could have his hands in such a range of premium McLaren Vale wineries. And yet, after thorough research (we asked) he has not cloned himself. With 14 years making wine at Wirra Wirra alone, Ben's experience totals a quarter century of producing notable wines, including Penny's Hill, Tatiarra, and Cazal Viel in France. But his real love for McLaren Vale remains, and along with Tony Parkinson, he has crafted successful brands like Woop Woop and his own Mr. Riggs. With such a broad portfolio, Ben picks up awards ... Read Full Article
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Mr. Riggs

Winery

Mr. Riggs

Region: McLaren ValeProprieter: Ben RiggsWinemaker: Ben RiggsEstablished: 2001Address:Ingl ...
Region: McLaren ValeProprieter: Ben RiggsWinemaker: Ben RiggsEstablished: 2001Address:Ingleburne Main RoadMcLaren ValeSouth Australia, 5171 In case you haven't noticed, Mr. Riggs is prolific in winemaking like the Pacific Ocean is kinda big and wet. It is an understatement to say he is a vital part of McLaren Vale wine. He's had decades of experience in the Vale, Victoria and overseas, so he knows a thing or two about making good wine, and this label is his solo act. His Shiraz, Tempranillo and Riesling have been garnering Gold and Silver for years, so get in or miss out, as the saying goes. Ben Riggs sources fruit from a number of McLaren Vale ... Read Full Article
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Adelaide Hills, SA
Adelaide Hills, SA

Considerably cooler than the surrounding plains, the hills are washed in rain during winter months, and the peaks wrapped in fog. It is considered a high rainfall region compared to other Australian regions, but outside of winter the climate is warm and dry. Night time temperatures are the feature - notably cooler than the day when the sun sets. Worth noting is how the average rainfall increases the higher you go, with Mount Lofty picking up 1400mm on the old splash-o-meter compared to 850mm just 10K down the road in Charleston. This range of moisture and altitudes results in a variety of soils, but in general are sand and clay loam over clay subsoils. A bit of shale and ironstone can be found, and the soil is acidic on average and rarely acidic.

The combination of climate and soil lends to superb cool-weather whites like Riesling (if you watch for mould), Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and crisp Chardonnays. Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon can also be found, with the grapes

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Mr. Riggs
Mr. Riggs

Region: McLaren Vale
Proprieter: Ben Riggs
Winemaker: Ben Riggs
Established: 2001
Address:
Ingleburne Main Road
McLaren Vale
South Australia, 5171

In case you haven't noticed, Mr. Riggs is prolific in winemaking like the Pacific Ocean is kinda big and wet. It is an understatement to say he is a vital part of McLaren Vale wine. He's had decades of experience in the Vale, Victoria and overseas, so he knows a thing or two about making good wine, and this label is his solo act. His Shiraz, Tempranillo and Riesling have been garnering Gold and Silver for years, so get in or miss out, as the saying goes.

Ben Riggs sources fruit from a number of McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills vineyards. As a member of the Galvanised Wine Group, Ben's relationship with these growers and McLaren Vintners gives him a great portfolio of fruit to create with.

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Ben Riggs
Ben Riggs

Mr Riggs, Penny's Hill, Woop Woop, Zonte’s Footstep

We often joke that there must be more than one Ben Riggs, that no one winemaker could have his hands in such a range of premium McLaren Vale wineries. And yet, after thorough research (we asked) he has not cloned himself.

With 14 years making wine at Wirra Wirra alone, Ben's experience totals a quarter century of producing notable wines, including Penny's Hill, Tatiarra, and Cazal Viel in France. But his real love for McLaren Vale remains, and along with Tony Parkinson, he has crafted successful brands like Woop Woop and his own Mr. Riggs.

With such a broad portfolio, Ben picks up awards with regularity. Twice named Bushing King (for making the best wine at the McLaren Vale Wine Show), and winning the first two Great Australian Shiraz Challenges. His wines have also won best in show at the Sydney International Top 100 (1991 Wirra Wirra "Angelus").

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