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Rifle & Hunt Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Rifle & Hunt 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 Rifle and Hunt sounds like the beginning of a tale from an early hunting expedition, but the story is really not that complicated. It's more like directions rather than a name, with the Pertaringa property being on the corner of Rifle Range and Hunt Roads in 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 The nose is beautifully complex and vibrant with notes of blackcurrants, mulberries and spice.

Palate The palate is generous with plenty of berry fruit and twists of spice, complemented by fine tannins on the back palate.

Food Pairings Try with slow cooked lamb shanks with truffle-infused polenta.

Winemaker Shane Harris

Oak Maturation 30% new French oak hogsheads for 20 months

Alcohol 14.5% pH 3.48 TA 7.55g/L RS 3.0g/L

Geographic Indication McLaren Vale

Cellaring Drink now to 2028 Bottling Date 16 November 2017

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Top 100, Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines , 2018/19

95 points, Sam Kim , 2018

95 points, Wine Showcase Magazine , 2018

90 points, Wine Enthusiast , 2018

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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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