Mr. Riggs Montepulciano
WHY WE LOVE IT
- 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.