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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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Understudy Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Understudy Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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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 No second fiddle, the Understudy is a stylistic contrast to our Rifle & Hunt Cabernet.

Vintage Spring and summer were cooler than normal with above average rainfall and the 2017 vintage happened much later than usual. The combination of those factors and dry weather for most of the harvest resulted in higher yields and excellent quality across regions.

Nose This Understudy takes the lead role with vibrant aromas of black cherries and blackcurrants.

Palate The palate is beautifully well-balanced with notes of chocolate and berry fruit, complemented by firm tannins.

Food Pairings Try with a marinated lamb and chargrilled vegetable pizza with goat cheese and rosemary.

Winemaker Shane Harris

Alcohol 15.0% pH 3.40 TA 7.05g/L RS 2.2g/L

Cellaring Drink now to 2027 Bottling Date 27 September 2018

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94 points, Sam Kim , 2018


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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