McLaren Vale plans wine to rival Penfolds

3rd June, 2015 by Lauren Eads

Winemakers in McLaren Vale have moved one step closer to producing a collaborative blend which they believe could rival Penfolds’ Grange in quality.

The glass amphora that will house Valo. Credit: Pippy Mount Photography

Earlier this year The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) and the McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association came together to launch VALO – a project to produce a collaborative blend of the region’s finest 2014 reds.

Speaking to Australia’s news.com, Oliver’s Taranga Vinyards’ winemaker Corrina Wright said the wine’s quality would compare to some of South Australia’s most celebrated wines, including Penfolds Grange.

“I don’t think we will have too much trouble with (reaching the quality of Grange) – we have got some pretty strong vintages,” she said. “VALO will….

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