About This Wine
Paying homage to the pinnacle of Ricky’s career, the Ashes, this wine showcases winemaker Ben Riggs bread and butter, McLaren Vale Shiraz.
Ben has built his name on these wines, with great relationships with growers across the region - he has sourced some exceptional fruit for this wine. This is quite a powerful and full-bodied expression of the varietal. Distinctively McLaren Vale, with sweet berries and darker fruit on the nose. The wine is soft, with warm tannins on the palate layered with rich berry fruits, and lots of spice.
This wine speak so much of both the region, and the winemaker. The wine is everything it sets out to be; a well-made, quality, Vale Shiraz, at a cracker of a price.
About Ponting Wines
For any athlete, the end of their career brings a lot of questions, let alone when you’ve reached the pinnacle of your sport, and are considered one of the best to ever play the game.
For former Australian Cricket captain Ricky Ponting, the answer was wine. Ponting Wines is a new venture, with a focus on creating the style of wines that appeal to Ricky and his wife Rianna.
Teaming up with McLaren Vale winemaker Ben Riggs (Mr. Riggs), this project is not about cynically slapping the Ponting name on wines and pretending he had something to do with the finished wines (we’re looking at you Shane Warne).
Sourcing fruit from Tasmania, Ricky’s home state, and South Australia where Ben is based, Ponting wines is all about making approachable, punter (no pun intended) friendly wines.