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Scarce Earth Shiraz

The McLaren Vale Scarce Earth Project was established to showcase and celebrate the diversity of McLaren Vale, where winemakers banded together to produce a Shiraz from each of their own single sites throughout the region.

Bottle 750 ml
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As one of the most geologically diverse wine regions in the world, McLaren Vale delivers the Scarce Earth Single Block Shiraz range to help explore the complex influence of geology, soil, climate and topography on wine style. The 2014 Mr. Riggs Scarce Earth Shiraz is sourced from a single vineyard, Ben Riggs ‘Burnt Block’ – Piebald Gully Vineyard located in McLaren Vale’s coolest sub-region, Clarendon, This block sits in the Baker Gully area in North and South Maslin sand (Eocene between 56 and 34 million years old) medium to coarse grain sand throughout the block with iron stone out crops at the elevated site.
Vintage 2014
Variety Shiraz
Region McLaren Vale
Cellaring Drink now or cellar up to 15 to 20 years
Alcohol Volume 14.5%
pH 3.42
Residual Sugar -
Total Acidity 6.99

Aroma

Vibrant fruit funnels upward, lofty, swifting, and sensual.

Palate

Plums, molasses, and violets.

Double Gold CWSA Best Value 2017
Gold China Wine & Spirits Awards 2017
Gold The Global Syrah Masters 2017