Mr Riggs Montepulciano

Mr. Riggs Montepulciano


  • Mr. Riggs was awarded a five red star winery rating by the Halliday Wine Companion 2020.
  • This Montepulciano is a blend of grapes from two premium vineyards in the Adelaide region.
  • Ben Riggs is an award winning winemaker who produces iconic wines from iconic wine regions.

Varietal Composition: 100% Montepulciano

Elaboration: The Montepulciano fruit has been sourced from two different vineyards in the Adelaide region; Amadio vineyard, between Kersbrook and Williamstown in the Adelaide Hills, located at 300m altitude, it is also relatively low vigor and on grey-brown loam and Pollux vineyard located in McLaren Vale, at 175m altitude on clay loam. The fruit ripens earlier, with much more tannin and lower acidity – all features that make it perfect as a serious dry red.

Tasting Notes: Bright violet and rich red roll around the glass opaque, vibrant, and alive with aromas of beef stock and crushed mint. Hints of cinnamon spice right through a palate that graduates to both sweet tobacco and the cigar-box that held it; the finish lingers with vanilla straight from the pod. Only serious structure can contain this kitchen of flavor and it does so spectacularly. Firm where it should be, subtle when needed. Intense throughout.




Ben Riggs, an iconic South Australian winemaker, founded Mr. Riggs Wine Co. in 2001. He holds a degree from Roseworthy Agricultural College in Adelaide and has extensive experience throughout the wine world having contributed his talents to more than 40 vintages in Australia, Napa Valley, Bordeaux, Greece, Italy, and the South of  France.

Ben was chief winemaker at Wirra Wirra in McLaren Vale for 13 year and remains passionately involved in the McLaren Vale wine community. His wines have won more than 100 awards and he was nominated by Gourmet Traveller WINE as Winemaker of the Year in 2005 and 2013. In 2020 Mr. Riggs was awarded a five red star winery rating by the Halliday Wine Companion 2020.
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