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Mr Riggs Yacca Paddock Tempranillo

​Yacca Paddock vineyard, owned by international film makers, Scott Hicks and Kerry Heysen-Hicks, is situated at Kuitpo in the south west escarpment of the Mount Lofty Ranges. Planted in 2000, vines are east facing with site temperatures some 2.5 degrees cooler on average than McLaren Vale which, as a 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. Rows are relatively narrow by Australian viticultural standards. With 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. 

Mr Riggs Yacca Paddock Tempranillo

​Yacca Paddock vineyard, owned by international film makers, Scott Hicks and Kerry Heysen-Hicks, is situated at Kuitpo in the south west escarpment of the Mount Lofty Ranges, planted in 2000.

Mr Riggs Yacca Paddock Tempranillo

​Mr. Riggs 'Yacca Paddock' Tempranillo was fermented in a 5 tonne open fermenter, resting on skins for 7 days, followed by membrane bag pressing. Fermentation was completed in 33% new French oak with the balance 2 year old French oak. Post malo, the wine was left on its gross lees for a couple of months to add texture and creaminess to the palate. A wonderfully rich, stylish wine, with natural fruit sweetness and elegance, the Mr. Riggs 'Yacca Paddock' Tempranillo characteristically displays abundant savoury tannins, and highlights sweet red berry fruit flavours. Drink with food.
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