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  • Pertaringa Tipsy Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Pertaringa Tipsy Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Regular price $100.00

Region: McLaren Vale

Story: The Tipsy Hill Cabernet Sauvignon is from Bec Hardy's vineyard in the Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale. The ancient soils and elevation of the Tipsy Hill vineyard offer the perfect conditions for growing high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon. The property also includes a stunning garden, featuring the rare Tipsy Hill Imperial Concubine rose, from which the name originates.

Vineyard: This 1.7Ha block of Cabernet Sauvignon vines is located in Blewitt Springs on an east facing slope protecting it against the harsh afternoon sun. The vines were planted in 1999. This slightly elevated area of McLaren Vale is cooler than on the flats and the resultant wine has good acidity and intensity so will age very well. 

Soils: This vineyard is on deep sandy soils that were once sand dunes, likely from Maslin Sands and Pirramimma Sandstone. The deep sand is over yellow clay, which allows vine roots to travel down deep looking for water. These soils are from the Holocene period (11,700 years old)

Harvest Date: 24 March

Winemaking: On arrival into winery the grapes were crushed and destemmed before inoculating with FX10 yeast. Fermentation in an open 5 tonne capacity stainless steel fermenter with 8 days time on skins. Wine was then pressed into French Oak Hogsheads, 30% new oak where it matured for 20 months before bottling.

Nose: The nose offers varietal notes of black fruits including cassis and black cherry which intermingle with cigar box and slight leather characters from the oak.

Palate:  The palate is elegant and balanced with black fruits, blueberries, coffee, and beautifully integrated French oak, followed by fine, powdery tannins and a long finish.

Cellaring:  Drink now to 2035

Alc: 15% TA: 7.4g/L
pH: 3.47 RS: 0.8g/L

Tasting notes: 2019 2018 | 2017 | 2016


After ordering online, you will receive an email confirmation containing your order details (provided you have provided us with a valid email address). We will then attempt to deliver your purchase/s from our cellar door at McLaren Vale via our preferred carriers Australia Post, Fastway or Couriers Please. Depending on your location within Australia, the delivery time will vary between 1 and 10 days.

Wine is normally delivered from Monday to Friday between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm. Most orders will be delivered to your door, however in rural or remote areas the delivery may be left at the nearest Australia Post office or freight depot.

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In the rare instance that you are not satisfied with a wine purchased from Bec Hardy Wines we are more than happy to provide you with a full refund for purchases of the relevant wine by you (excluding freight costs).

You must let us know that you are not satisfied within 14 days of buying the wine and we’ll refund you in full (excluding freight costs) an amount equal to the value of your remaining unopened bottles plus one opened bottle only.

Typically you will be required to return the remaining unopened bottles of the wine in question to our McLaren Vale Cellar Door for a quality inspection, and you will assume responsibility of risk and all associated freight costs. All refunds are processed within 7 days of your notification or from the date that the remaining wines are returned to us.

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