Mr Riggs Battle Axe Sparkling Shiraz NV McLaren Vale – New to the Flagship Series, the Battle Axe Sparling Shiraz has been a work in progress for quite some time. With some key evolutionary changes to this Sparkling Shiraz helping to premiumise the wine, the Battle Axe is an incredibly luxurious Sparkling Shiraz. Just like Ben’s beautiful mother-in-law, who he fondly refers to as ‘The Battle Axe’, the sparkling wine has aged beautifully, and certainly hasn’t lost any of its prettiness or striking features.
The base wine for Battle Axe is built from mature, premium McLaren Vale Shiraz, from a number of vintages and vineyards. This wine is not about single site expression, but about selecting the right, complex and aged material with no oak influence to blend together to make a specific style of sparkling Shiraz.
Aiming for style and profile, the wine offers luscious layers of spice and dark berry fruits, balanced with a peppery undercurrent. The wine style is lovely in nature, soft yet complex, and chilling it brings out the natural sweetness from the vintage fortified. The Battle Axe is an ideal aperitif and is most definitely is not limited to special occasions.
Single Price: $45.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $34.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $408.00