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  • Pertaringa Understudy Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

Pertaringa Understudy Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

Regular price $32.00

Region: McLaren Vale

Story: This wine is a long-standing family favourite. An ‘understudy’ to our Rifle & Hunt Cabernet Sauvignon but certainly no second fiddle!

Vinyard: This Cabernet Sauvignon fruit is sourced from two vineyards, the Picnic Ground vineyard (once owned by Thomas Hardy and named after the picnics they used to hold there) located in Blewitt Springs and the Klaveniek vineyard on McMurtrie Road.

Soil: The Picnic Ground vineyard is on Maslin Sands, aged between 34 and 56 million years old, and the Klaveniek vineyard is on Ngaltinga Formation (10,000 to 2.6 million years old).

Harvest Date: 21 March (Picnic Grounds), 23 March (Klaveniek)

Nose: Aromatic varietal nose of cassis and spice.

Palate: Blackcurrent fruits fill the palate. Structured tannins provide elegence and length. Understudy is a sophisticated Cabernet but still offers the fruit generosity and weight that is hallmark of all Pertaringa wines.

Winemaking: All parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon were fermented and matured in seasoned French oak for 15 months separately.

Cellaring: Drink now to 2032

Alc: 14.5% TA: 6.92g/L
pH: 3.52 RS: 0.6g/L

Tasting notes: 20212020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2010 | 2009

94 points
Wine Showcase Magazine 2023

 93 points
"I love everything about this wine. The fruit comes from the Picnic Grounds and Klaveniek vineyards in McLaren Vale ... An inky maroon colour, we have notes of dry herbs, blackcurrants, olives and bay leaves. There is even a whiff of orange rind apparent, all underpinned by good structure and even better length. Thanks to firm tannins, this wine will improve over time and easily handle six to ten years in a good cellar. A wine ready to take centre stage any time you like."
      -Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot 2024


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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