None, McLaren Vale
Shiraz is by far the most widely planted variety, and the most important variety for the region, accounting for about 50% of the total crush. Every winery in the region will likely be producing at least one or more Shiraz wines, and with the wide range of unique terroirs available, each influenced by the maritime climate in unique ways, each Shiraz will have its own regional nuances.
Shiraz produced in McLaren Vale will often exhibit chocolate and coffee notes, with a little less pepper than those from Barossa Valley, and are often blended with Grenache. Other red varieties grown include Cabernet Sauvignon (and Merlot blends) Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Tannat and Zinfandel. The main white variety would be Chardonnay, however Sémillon and it's common blending partner Sauvignon Blanc are made, alongside lesser amounts of Riesling, Pronto Bianco, Vermentino and Fiano.
If you plan to visit McLaren Vale there are over 65 cellar doors so you'll be spoiled for choice, ranging from the small-boutique wineries to very large wineries. The drive from McLaren Vale up to the Barossa Valley is very scenic, passing over the rolling Adelaide Hills, and though the quaint German-settled town of Hahndorf.
**THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER**
This pack contains a bottle of 3 different wines to be opened during an online tasting held on the 25th of June 2020. During the COVID-19 lockdown, we will be running a ... Learn More
**THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER, BUT PACK STILL AVAILABLE**
This pack contains 2 bottles of 3 different wines to be opened during an online tasting held on the 16th of July 2020. During the COVID-19 lockdown, we will ... Learn More
YANGARRA IRONHEART SHIRAZ 2017 - 99 points,
HICKINBOTHAM BROOKS RD SHIRAZ 2018 - 98 points,
HICKINBOTHAM THE TRUEMAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2018 - 97 points.
Experience the best of the McLaren Vale with this premium case of top-rated reds. ... Learn More