|Region||Adelaide Hills, SA|
|Bling||Gold Medal, 91pts The Wine Front Magazine|
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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....
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...
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 sayi...