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Undercover Shiraz 2017

Undercover Shiraz 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 The Undercover Shiraz is named in recognition of McLaren Vale's history of supplying other regions with our finest red grapes. Known as the mid palate of Australia, McLaren Vale fruit is well regarded for its ability to improve the quality and richness of wines from other regions. 

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 The nose offers subtle aromas of plums and herbs with a trace of mint.

Palate The palate is tight and textural with delightful flavours and elegant vanillin oak

Food Pairings Try with venison loin dry rubbed with juniper berry and lavender served on braised cabbage with a blueberry and red wine glaze.

Winemaker Shane Harris

Oak Maturation 15% new French and American oak for 18 months

Alcohol 14.5% pH 3.49 TA 6.25g/L RS 2.6g/L

Geographic Indication McLaren Vale

Cellaring Drink now to 2025 Bottling Date 6 October 2018

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Awards

5 stars, Winestate Magazine , 2019

95 points, Sam Kim , 2018

93 points, Shen Hao , 2018

92 points, Wine Showcase Magazine , 2019

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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