McLaren Vale 2011 Scarce Earth Shiraz wines released

550 millions years of history in every drop

Media release
Subscribe to VisitVineyards.com
McLaren Vale wine - geology formation

McLaren Vale wine - geology formation

McLaren Vale wine - geology
McLaren Vale wine - geology map presentation

 

The 1st May 2013, marks the release of 23 new-release 2011 Vintage of McLaren Vale Scarce Earth Shiraz wines. These wines have passed three expert tasting panels to ensure they reflect their sense of place and express their true fruit characters.

In the McLaren Vale things happen … but not by chance. The region’s passionate wine producers are amongst the most cohesive in Australia, banding together, getting their hands dirty and achieving some incredible feats in the process, proving that two heads really are better than one. It’s these dedicated producers that now have industry peers and wine lovers alike looking at their region through different eyes.

When it comes to the McLaren Vale’s flagship, Shiraz, its producers have shifted the focus from the precious vines behind this bold, full-bodied red to the Scarce Earth in which they’re grown. And with geology dating back 550 million years, it’s not surprising the McLaren Vale is internationally revered when it comes to Shiraz.

Scarce Earth is a McLaren Vale initiative exploring and celebrating the geological climatic and soil diversity of the region. All wines come from a single block, a small plot of land with a unique flavour profile and personality.

For the first 3 months after release the McLaren Vale Scarce Earth Shiraz wines are only available for sale in the McLaren Vale. With some wineries only producing as little as 30 dozen, wine lovers are urged to visit the region to taste and purchase the wines to avoid missing out.

This year Scarce Earth is partnering with Off-Piste 4WD Adventure Tours to offer the exclusive McLaren Vale Scarce Earth 4WD experience. Visitors can enter the draw to win a 4WD Adventure Tour for themselves and five friends when they purchase any 2011 Vintage McLaren Vale Scarce Earth Shiraz wines from May 1st to 31st July 2013. Conditions apply, see in store for details.

Regions

  • McLaren Vale (SA)

Our Recommendations

To see our recommendations, ratings and reviews you must be a logged-in subscriber.

To subscribe please enter your email address in the "Subscribe Now - it's Free" box on the right and click the "Join" button, or fill in this form >

 
Subscribe today - it's free
Subscribe Button

Subscribe now - for news and reviews, our newsletter (optional), to join our forums, and more.

Enter your email address and click the Subscribe button. We respect your privacy.

Log in

Enter your username...

Enter your password...

Log In Button

Forgotten your password?

Subscribe

Kerry's corner - your free benefits

Advertisement

Competitions
Premium listing
Mornington Peninsula (Vic): Peninsula Summer Music Festival - 1-10 Jan 2020

Jancis Robinson

This summer, the Mornington Peninsula will once again be filled with the sounds of world-class music at the annual Peninsula Summer Music Festival »