Mr Riggs Montepulciano d'Adelaide 2017
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 vigour and on grey-brown loam and Pollux vineyard situated in McLaren Vale, at 175m elevation on clay loam. The fruit ripens earlier, with much more tannin and lower acidity – all features that make it perfect as a severe dry red.
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 flavour and it does so spectacularly.
How to enjoy
More Information Food Pairing Spaghetti and Beef Ragout Serving Temp 15 - 18 degrees Standard Drinks 8.6 Alcohol Volume % 14.5 Variety Montepulciano Region McLaren Vale Vintage 2017 Country Australia Closure Screw Cap Size 750ml Brand Mr Riggs
- A seriously big and enticing varietal, Mr Riggs has found a more than worthy home for the Italian grape here in Australia
- A firm structure contains this plethora of flavours perfectly, firm when necessary and delicate when needed - a very serious dry red
- Ben was one of the first to produce Montepulciano in Australia, and this is a Monte that is true to style - rustic, moreish, savoury