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Mr. Riggs Burnt Block Shiraz (6-pack) 2016
  • Captivating McLaren Vale Shiraz
  • 92 points from James Halliday
  • Svelte with layers of complex flavours

Mr. Riggs Burnt Block Shiraz (6-pack) 2016 x6

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Formerly called "Scarce Earth" this wine is part of a McLaren Vale initiative to explore and celebrate the geological climatic and soil diversity of the region. The fruit for this wine was sourced from a single vineyard, Ben Riggs 'Burnt Block' in the Piebald Gully Vineyard located in McLaren Vale's coolest sub-region, Clarendon. In 1998, the year the vineyard was planted, lightning struck and fire raced through and wiped out the majority of the plantings, hence the name 'Burnt Block'. The resulting wine from the vineyard that rose from the ashes has layers of complexity and depth that shows something new every time you return for a sip.
Product Code: RX0796

Wine Region

MCLAREN VALE

Drink Until

2025

Varieties

Shiraz

Alcohol

14.5%

Foods

Full-flavored meats such as roasted lamb, beef short ribs or even spice-rubbed or barbequed chicken, aged hard cheeses.

Oak

Matured in French oak.

Colour

Deep purple almost onyx in colour.

Nose

Plums, molasses, with a bouquet of violets with complex earthy notes.

Palate

Not a single gap on the palate allows for inattention as each sip shows further spice and added layers of complex fruit. The vibrant aromas follow onto the palate. Enchanting and intense it rouses the senses and appears indulgent at first without ever becoming overbearing.

Background

Scarce Earth is a McLaren Vale initiative exploring and celebrating the geological climatic and soil diversity of the region, As one of the most geologically diverse wine regions in the world, McLaren Vale delivers the Scarce Earth Single Block Shiraz range to help explore the complex influence of geology, soil, climate and topography on wine style. The 2015 Mr. Riggs Scarce Earth Shiraz is sourced from a single vineyard, Ben Riggs 'Burnt Block' - Piebald Gully Vineyard located in McLaren Vale's coolest sub-region, Clarendon, This block sits in the Baker Gully area in North and South Maslin sand (Eocene between 56 and 34 million years old) medium to coarse grain sand throughout the block with iron stone out crops at the elevated site. The vineyard was planted in 1998 then later that year lightning struck a tree on the boundary, fire raced through and wiped out majority of the plantings, hence the name 'Burnt Block'. The following year it was re planted and trained as V.S.P with foliage wires 3m rows x 2m vines with the elevated block running east - west at 265m. The area ripens up to two weeks later than the rest of the McLaren Vale district and receives on average 30% more rainfall. Although a cooler sub region it still enjoys the benefits of a Mediterranean climate - wild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. Piebald fruit is also used in Mr Riggs McLaren Vale Shiraz and Piebald Syrah, with only the very best 'Burnt Block' fruit being selected for the Scare Earth label.

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