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Undercover Shiraz 2016

Undercover Shiraz 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 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 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 looks great.

Nose The nose offers complex aromas of plums and dark berries with notes of dark chocolate and cocoa beans.

Palate The palate is medium-bodied with notes of plums, spice, black olives and cloves, followed by a velvety finish.

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

Alcohol 14.5% pH 3.47 TA 6.37g/L RS 3.6g/L

Geographic Indication McLaren Vale

Cellaring Drink now to 2023 Bottling Date 23 September 2016

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95 points, Sam Kim , 2017

94 points, Wine Showcase Magazine , 2018

93 points, Huon Hooke , 2017

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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
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