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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 plums and spices with a hint of mulberries in the background.

Palate The palate is rich and opulent with well-integrated flavours, sophisticated tannins and a delightful, lingering finish.

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

Winemaker Shane Harris

Oak Maturation 15% new French hogsheads for 18 months

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

Geographic Indication McLaren Vale

Cellaring Drink now to 2027 Bottling Date 27 September 2018

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94 points, Sam Kim , 2018

93 points, Wine Showcase Magazine , 2019

92 points, Shen Hao , 2018

91 points, Wine Enthusiast , 2019

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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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