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Mr. Riggs

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Ask Ben Riggs to elaborate on his winemaking philosophy,and he’ll reply,
 
“I make wines that I love to drink”. Simple as that.
 
So what does Ben like to drink? Wines that express the essence of the
vineyard and variety in a style that is big, rich and complex yet with finesse, texture and elegance. Think Ella Fitzgerald – bombastic and powerful with
huge vocal range, yet with purity of tone and a gentle sensibility when needed.
 
Another long-held principle that leads the way for Ben is “iconic wines from iconic regions”. Whether it’s McLaren Vale Shiraz, Coonawarra Cabernet, or Clare Valley Riesling, Ben knows how to tease the best out of varieties in their natural home.
Ben’s viticultural involvement is also a big part of the grand plan. Some of Ben’s best mates are grape growers. They hang out together. A lot. If he wants to make exceptional wines, he knows he needs exceptional fruit. Ben is as passionate about the grape growing process, as he is the practice of winemaking.
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2015 The Magnet Grenache

A vibrant and generous wine, very typical of McLaren Vale Grenache. A fine tribute to a fine young man; and a perfect homage to a perfect find.

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SKU: MR15TMGR76DO
2015 Piebald Adelaide Hills Syrah

After years of honing the style using a combination of Adelaide Hills and our cool climate McLaren Vale vineyard in Clarendon 2015 is our first 100% Adelaide Hills Syrah style wine.

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SKU: MR15PBSY71DO
 
2014 The Elder Fortified Shiraz

Mr. Riggs Fortified Shiraz makes you sit up and pay attention. Just how my father liked it.

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SKU: MR14TEFS56DO
2015 Cold Chalk Chardonnay

As a young winemaker travelling the globe, the ‘Old World’ Chardonnays that Ben fell in love in the 1980’s were described as ‘like drinking cold chalk soup’, and have inspired him to make this beloved Adelaide Hills Chardonnay.

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SKU: MR15CCCH76DO
 
2016 Yacca Paddock Tempranillo

Yacca Paddock vineyard in the Adelaide Hills is owned by international film makers, Scott Hicks and Kerry Heysen-Hicks. Mr. Riggs Yacca Paddock Tempranillo characteristically displays savoury tannins, dried herb undertones, and highlights sweet tart red cherry flavours. Drink with food.

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SKU: MR16YPTE71DO
2014 McLaren Vale Shiraz

Mr. Riggs 2014 McLaren Vale Shiraz is a blend of two well know McLaren Vale vineyards, Gateway and Piebald Gully. This is the fourteenth release of Shiraz under the Mr. Riggs label.

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$50.00
 
SKU: MR14MVSH76DO
 
2014 Scarce Earth Shiraz

Onyx and svelte, evocative, long, and intense, this keynote wine anchors an entire winemaking philosophy.

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SKU: MR14SESH76DO