We are so excited to announce that we have added another international trophy to our cabinet! Winning the Frankfurt International Wine Trophy 2020 with our 2013 The Chap Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon winning ‘Best Wine in the Competition – All Countries’!
With more than 2,000 wines from over 30 countries entered, the annual competition is one of the largest in Europe.
Ben Riggs had a little to say in regards to this incredible award:
“The Chap is our icon wine and one that we are immensely proud of, so to see it recognised on the international stage is very important to us
It’s a very traditional style of wine and very Australian, delivering the best of both Shiraz and Cabernet; of McLaren Vale and Coonawarra.
On a personal note, The Chap is my homage to past blending masters who made an impression on me when I first started out in the industry. They were known for crafting seamless regional and varietal blends, and this is our take on that. It’s fantastic to see this style and quality of wine being recognised by international audiences.
Winemaking at Mr. Riggs is all about creating wines that people really want to drink – to share, to enjoy with friends and family.
That’s what is most important to us. Awards are a good indication that we’re on the right track in that respect.”
Not only did the 2013 The Chap take out the top accolade at this year’s competition, Mr. Riggs’ 2017 McLaren Vale Shiraz was also awarded a Grand Gold medal.
Well done Riggsy!