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Regional Series Adelaide Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Regional Series Adelaide Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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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   Family owned and operated, Pertaringa has branched out from its McLaren Vale roots to explore the uniqueness and diversity of South Australia’s iconic wine growing regions. Cabernet Sauvignon is planted in almost every region of Australia so we decided to look in our own back yard and produce a cool climate style from the Adelaide Hills as well as a warmer climate version from McLaren Vale. 

Vintage The 2016 vintage was in general very mild with low rainfall. The lack of rain looked like it would result in a quick harvest, but a big downpour in early February made sure the vintage was more evenly spread out. The yields were up on the couple of previous years and the quality is looking great.

Nose This wine is bright crimson in colour and offers lifted aromas of blackberries, briar bush and mint with added herbaceous notes.

Palate The aromas follow through on the palate accompanied by intense blackcurrant, musk and cherry tobacco notes with toast and vanillin influences from 20 months maturation in predominantly French oak. This wine is elegant and lean

Food Pairings Try with a herb crusted lamb rack

Winemaker Shane Harris

Alcohol 14.5% pH 3.41 TA 6.69g/L RS 2.9g/L

Geographic Indication Adelaide Hills

Cellaring Drink now to 2026 Bottling Date 15 September 2017

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Awards

5 stars, Equal Top in Category, Winestate Magazine , 2018

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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