Wine of the Week #1512: Mr Riggs Riesling

[ 2013 Mr Riggs Riesling “Ein Riese” ]


STORE LOCATOR | Mr Riggs Riesling

[ Farming & Vineyards ]

For years Ben has had his eye peeled to find the perfect cold-climate vineyard from which to source high quality fruit to make a German style, off-dry Riesling. The ‘Yacca Paddock’ vineyard is just that spot: Scott Hicks and Kerry Heysen-Hicks’ vineyard, situated in the Kuitpo region of the southern Mount Lofty ranges in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. At approximately 360 metres above sea level, the Yacca Paddock vineyard is on average 2.5 degrees cooler than McLaren Vale.

Planted on very old podsolic soils over an ironstone/gravel base, the vineyard is mainly north/northeast facing, which allows the vines greater access to the morning sun, essential for ripening. Vines are planted primarily to a ballerina shoot position trellis, which helps open up the canopy to expose fruit to sunlight and ensure even ripening. Vines are moderately narrow planted, to 2.75 metre rows with 1.5 metre between vines in each panel. Plantings are the Geisenheim 140 clone, which was chosen specifically for its flavour profile.

[ Price ]

BOTTLE: $19.95

CASE: $239.40

Store Locator – Mr Riggs Riesling

[ Technical Specs ]


ALCOHOL: 10.5%


Case Pack: 12 x 750mL

GRAPES: 100% Riesling

[ Recipes & Food Pairings ]

Crab Cakes w/ Grapefruit Salad – RECIPE

Spicy Thai Ground Pork Salad – RECIPE

Prawns, Mango & Red Curry – RECIPE

[ Tasting Notes ]

“Very well-made, and totally seductive, the combination of low alcohol, fresh lime/citrus fruit, and residual sugar judged to perfection. Great Chinese food friend.”

94/100 Points – James Halliday / Wine Companion

“This Germanic style riesling is highy compelling with its marriage between its off-dry textural components and the abundance of lime, apple, spice and blossom.”

94/100 Points – Wine Genius

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