Scarce Earth Chanticleer Single Vineyard Shiraz 2015


We had a very early start to vintage in 2015, with generally mild conditions throughout. We had only a handful of hot days, which allowed natural acids to develop nicely. This was a very short, sharp vintage, with most winemakers finishing their vintage well before Easter.  Yields were down, somewhere between 10 and 30% depending on variety.  Joch’s take on the whole affair? ‘Fast, early and pretty’.



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.

The 2015 Chanticleer Shiraz is made using Shiraz grapes from our Chanticleer Vineyard. It has been hand-made, hand bottled and is unfiltered. The wine was open fermented then spent no time in oak to allow the expression of the vineyard in its purest form.

Soil Type:          Urrbrae stony loam

Geology:           Christies Beach formation, Quaternary period

Elevation:          138 metres

Vine Age:          31 years

Vine clone:        1127 clone

Volume:              30 dozen

Tasting Notes

Plum, redcurrant on the nose with chocolate and florals on the palate (Chanticleer is always the prettiest of the 3 single vineyard wines, in my opinion) – a lovely velvety, smooth Shiraz with lovely length and persistence.

93 Points Halliday Wine Companion ('Pure shiraz velvet', Campbell Mattinson, Published 01 August 2018)


Technical Details

Picking Date5th, 11th and 17th March 2015
Bottling Date1st November 2016

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