Regional Focus: The Vale
“Natural conditions for the vine could hardly be better than in this coastal zone.” So write Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, describing McLaren Vale in their definitive World Atlas of Wine.
For Two Hands, Shiraz from the region contributes to the Flagship wine Ares and makes up Angels’ Share in the Picture Series. The winery also uses Cabernet Sauvignon from McLaren Vale to make Sexy Beast. But perhaps nothing captures McLaren Vale like Lily’s Garden, which Michael Twelftree in this video feature calls the winery’s “most powerful” Shiraz: