McLaren Vale is one of Australia’s most respected wine regions – Hugh Johnson, legendary author of The World Atlas of Wine, declares that its "big, alcoholic flavorsome reds have great appeal." This classic Shiraz certainly does. Made with premium, hand-selected fruit, it offers abundant, ripe black cherry and spice flavors, with hints of cinnamon and vanilla. It'd make a fantastic match for any dish featuring a velvety, fruit-rich sauce, from simple spaghetti with marinara to tangy BBQ ribs.
Known as 'Syrah' in France (where it makes legendary Northern Rhône reds like Hermitage), peppery, berrypacked Shiraz is Australia's great contribution to wine. With its bold, fruit-forward character, the Black Pig is crafted in the turbo charged style that made it famous. In a hot region like McLaren Vale, it takes on an even richer, sun-drenched character. These days, you'll also find Shiraz made in Australia’s cooler climates, where it offers a more subtle, elegant fruit flavor, typically with lower alcohol.