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    Geoff continues to push the boundaries of Australian viticulture and winemaking in his Wines by Geoff Hardy wines, which are all made from hand-selected, premium fruit from sustainably managed vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and on the Limestone Coast.

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Scarecrow Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Scarecrow Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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Brand Info Shortly after leaving the family company in 1980, Geoff Hardy established Pertaringa, which has since continued to produce some of McLaren Vale's finest wines. The name Pertaringa means 'belonging to the hills' and originates from the local Kaurna indigenous language.

Story Each vintage, the Sauvignon Blanc grapes are the first grapes to ripen in the vineyard. The scarecrow is still used as an effective deterrent to the local grape-loving birds and has also lent its name to our famous Sauvignon Blanc.

Vintage The 2018 growing season started slowly, but warmer weather eventually helped to speed things up. Fruit set throughout the region was good and the low rainfall and warm weather from January to April resulted in great sugar development, while a cooler than average March offered ideal night temperatures for colour and flavour development.

Nose The nose offers attractive, refreshing aromas of tropical fruits and passionfruit.

Palate The palate is lively, bright and zippy with excellent tropical fruit flavours accompanied by hints of zesty lime.

Food Pairings A great summer wine, equally at home on its own, at a picnic or with seafood dishes.

Winemaker Shane Harris

Oak Maturation Stainless steel fermentation

Alcohol 12.5% pH 3.01 TA 6.95g/L RS 1.4g/L

Geographic Indication Adelaide Hills

Cellaring Drink now Bottling Date 19 June 2018

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92 points, James Halliday Wine Companion , 2020

93 points, Wine Showcase Magazine , 2018

93 points, Sam Kim , 2018

90 points, Shen Hao , 2018

4 stars, Winestate Magazine , 2019

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Pertaringa Cellar Door

Pertaringa - McLaren Vale

Cellar Door: 327 Hunt Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Post: PO Box 2370, McLaren Vale, SA 5171

Phone: +61 8 8383 2700
Fax: +61 8 8323 7766

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