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Ben Riggs
25 February 2016 | Ben Riggs

Introducing to you my new fortifieds...

I am pleased to announce the release of my new fortified wines, The Elder Fortified Shiraz and Sticky End Riesling.

The Elder 2013 Fortified Shiraz

Small batch, vintage fortified Shiraz made with fruit from Piebald (my personal vineyard), which is naturally spicy with elegant structure. I added spirit on the skins to stop fermentation, extracts so that there was much more tannin. The spirit broke down the skins, resulting in a fortified Shiraz amazingly structured. My inspiration for making this wine came from loving the Portuguese vintage ports. I prefer more elegant traditional Australian styles, more structured.

View The Elder in our online store here.

Sticky End 2013 Riesling

An Adelaide Hills Riesling. Instead of drying, we froze it to make 'ice wine' - to help get rid of the sugar to then ferment it. Sweet and concentrated, spicy, matched well with any type of dessert.

View Sticky End in our online store here.

Ben Riggs
1 May 2015 | Ben Riggs

Third release of Mr. Riggs 'Scarce Earth' Shiraz - today!

I am pleased to announce that we have released our 2013 'Scarce Earth' Shiraz today, it being the third subsequent release under this prestigious stamp. It is always an honour to stamp my own with with this badge, particularly because this drop was produced from hand-picked fruit derived from my very own Piebald Gully vineyard in Clarendon.

One of the criteria of the Scarce Earth initiative is that the wine be made from single plots of land with a unique flavour profile and personality. To find out more about the Scarce Earth initiative, click here.

This drop in particular is elegant and pretty - some would say a more feminine style of Shiraz compared to the blockbusters in the Mr. Riggs line up.

Mr. Riggs 2013 'Scarce Earth' Shiraz is only available at our cellar door or online. I tempt you to give it a try, you are almost certain to fall in love!