The McLaren Vale is one of the great and oldest names of Australian wine, one that ranks with other classic regions such as Coonawarra and the Barossa. The birthplace of wine in South Australia, it lies just south of Adelaide and offers a multiplicity of soils which bask under a benign Mediterranean climate.
For decades it has been lauded for its ability to produce brilliance from an array of noble varietals – everything from restrained, yet generous Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay which runs the gamut from full-throttled and buttery to cool climate elegance, and its undoubted star performer, Grenache.
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