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MR. RIGGS Shiraz, McLaren Vale 2013

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MR. RIGGS Shiraz, McLaren Vale 2013 MR. RIGGS Shiraz, McLaren Vale 2013

MR. RIGGS Shiraz, McLaren Vale 2013

<p>From the celebrated winemaker who lends his name to the front label, Mr Riggs Shiraz is a study in McLaren Vale depth and perfume. The Riggs philosophy of matching region to dominant varietal signposts shines through here - chocolate and depth of flavour both at the fore. </p> <p>Generally a multi-vineyard blend, including fruit from the winemaker’s own personal holdings, the philosophy of “Riggs” is one of fruit purity and a view to improve over a decade or more.</p>
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From the celebrated winemaker who lends his name to the front label, Mr Riggs Shiraz is a study in McLaren Vale depth and perfume. The Riggs philosophy of matching region to dominant varietal signposts shines through here - chocolate and depth of flavour both at the fore.

Generally a multi-vineyard blend, including fruit from the winemaker’s own personal holdings, the philosophy of “Riggs” is one of fruit purity and a view to improve over a decade or more.

  • Style: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Region: McLaren Vale
  • Code: MRSHM
  • Varietal: Shiraz
  • Country: Australia

Region McLaren Vale

The McLaren Vale wine region is located between the Mount Lofty Ranges and the Gulf of St Vincent just South of Adelaide in South Australia. Historically it was John Reynell who established Chateau Reynella in 1838, and Thomas Hardy who purchased the historic Tintara in 1876, that kick started the development of the McLaren Vale wine industry. The climate is generally considered warm, although different aspects, altitude and the effect of the cooling ocean breezes moderate the climate within the different sub-regions of the Vale. A large number of soil types are present, although red-brown loams dominate. The biggest viticultural challenge is the potential for drought and the overall lack of water. Full bodied, robust and plush reds typify the McLaren Vale style. Plantings are dominated by Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, with smaller plantings of whites including Semillon, and Chardonnay. More recent plantings of Mediterranean varieties particularly suited to the climate, including Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Mourvedre, Savagnin and Fiano have also been very successful.
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