Pertaringa Undercover Shiraz 2015
$1999each
$239DOZEN
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
Each $19.99
$239.00
Available by the dozen
Pertaringa are fortuitously positioned at the foothills of Mount Lofty Ranges, the perfect location for grapes, by virtue of a temperate environment and deep clay loam soils. Undercover is a reference to the McLaren Vale tradition in supplying other regions with bespoke parcels of fruit, ultimately to be vinified into some of Australia's most favourite wines. Undercover is an old vine Shiraz, selected from Pertaringa's five decade old vineyard, hand crafted by winemaking supremos Geoff Hardy and Ben Riggs. Undercover is the essence of McLaren Vale Shiraz.
Pertaringa is surrounded by magnificent stands of native gum trees. All vines are pruned to control vigor and crop levels using a combination of regimens. In the summer the vines are topped and trimmed cutting the shoot tips off to encourage lateral growth and make the vines easier to access. Ironically, Pertaringa's Shiraz was initially sold off to Hardy Wines, proprietor Geoff Hardy's family company, to make port and to exchange for other wines as payment. Today Pertaringa's old Shiraz vines make the finest full bodied reds of the region and are highly sought by leading companies for their flagship wines. The most superior parcels of estate fruit are set aside for the Pertaringa label.
TASTING NOTES
Deep plum ruby colour. Exuberant fragrances, aromas of dark cherries and blackberry. A complex array of lifted fruit flavours, an inky concentration, the palate delivers waves of vibrant satsuma plum, black cherries and beetroot that interplay with freshly laid asphalt and earth. In archetypal McLaren Vale style, silky, lively mouthfeel, framed by savoury elements. Fine grain French oak tannins keep the wine on course to deliver a persistent finish.
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About Pertaringa Wines
The vineyards around the foothills behind McLaren Vale have always produced some of the regions finest wines, the enriched soils and sea breezes off St Vincent’s Gulf, set the scene for high quality wine grapes
In 1981 the Australian Wine Industry was in bad shape. Classic old vines, used to make fortified and red wines, were being removed. Big companies were pulling out of the industry. Twenty four year old Geoff Hardy had recently graduated from Roseworthy Agricultural College and had seen how the Californians were grafting old vines over to new varieties such as Chardonnay. Geoff formed a partnership with Ian Leask who already had a solid history in viticulture and was then managing the Ryecroft Vineyards. The vineyard was available for sale and this is how Pertaringa, an Aboriginal name meaning Belonging to the Hills, was born. Pertaringa»