Andrew Hardy The Ox 2003

McLaren Vale

About the Region

South of Adelaide, in an important agricultural area with a Mediterranean climate, McLaren Vale is famous most of all for its shiraz, intense, dark, and ripe, though sometimes more elegant than its Barossa counterparts. Cabernet sauvignon, grenache, and chardonnay, among other grapes, also do well in the region, and there is promising sangiovese produced here as well.