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Vintage: 2016
Retail Price Per Bottle: $120.00
750mL - 14.5% Alc.

Mr. Riggs Wine Co. 'The Chap' Shiraz Cabernet | McLaren Vale

  • Using great fruit from McLaren Vale and Coonawarra Vineyards, The Chap is Ben Riggs’ interpretation of classic blending traditions. Tailor-made to each vintage, this wine is bespoke, well-cut and and is an homage to past blending masters.

    Components of the 2016 Mr. Riggs The Chap were fermented in traditional open fermenters, and following pressing, finished their fermentation in oak; approximately 80% was French and the balance American, 35% of which was new oak. Vineyard parcels were kept separate during fermentation and maturation and were blended three months prior to bottling. With 22 months in barrel the wine was then bottle aged and released when near its prime. The wine is fine, elegant, stylish and structured akin to what was once known as “claret”. Enjoy now, or cellar for another 10 years.

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