Mr Riggs Yacca Padock Tempranillo 2017-2018
Planted in 2000, vines are east facing with site temperatures some 2.5 degrees cooler on average than McLaren Vale which, as the crow flies, is just 5km away. Vines are on old podsolic soils over an ironstone/gravel base and planted to a reasonably high density on a single cordon. With an elevation of 350-375 metres above sea level, and an annual rainfall in the vicinity of 825mm, Yacca Paddock qualifies as a premium cool climate Adelaide Hills vineyard. The 2017 vintage saw a cool wet winter and spring followed by hot and high temperatures in late summer. The advantage of growing an early ripening variety like tempranillo in the Adelaide Hills was pronounced in 2017 as it experienced relatively mild ripening conditions in comparison to warmer regions.
A wonderfully textural, stylish wine, with natural fruit sweetness and elegance, the Mr. Riggs Yacca Paddock Tempranillo is in its 17th vintage and characteristically displays savoury tannins, dried herb undertones, and highlights sweet-tart red cherry flavours.
How to enjoy
More Information Food Pairing Chorizo a la Plancha (Grilled Chorizo Sausage) Serving Temp 15 - 18 degrees Standard Drinks 8.6 Alcohol Volume % 14.5 Variety Tempranillo Region Adelaide Hills Vintage 2018 Country Australia Closure Screw Cap Size 750ml Brand Mr Riggs
- A reason to be buying Australian Tempranillos - rustic, earthy and authentic to style
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- The aim of all Mr. Riggs wines is to express the essence of the vineyard and varieties, in a style that I enjoy drinking. - Ben Riggs