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  • Pertaringa Undercover Shiraz 2022

Pertaringa Undercover Shiraz 2022

Regular price $32.00

Location: McLaren Vale

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.

Vineyard: This Shiraz is a blend of three different McLaren Vale vineyards. The Lower Tintara vineyard was originally planted by Thomas Hardy in the 1880s and is located on Kays Road in the Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale - this block of Shiraz was planted 20 years ago. The Kyalla vineyard is located just outside McLaren Flat and three blocks from this vineyard go into the blend, one block planted in 1941 and the other two blocks in 1993. The Klaveniek vineyard Shiraz vines are 20 years old and is located on McMurtrie Road. 

Soils: The Lower Tintara vineyard is on sandy loam soils called Maslin Sands, which are between 34 and 56 million years old. Kyalla Vineyard is on alluvial soils from the Holocene. The Klaveniek vineyard is on Biscay soils from the Kurrajong formation (10,000 to 2.6 million years old). 

Harvest Date: 19 March (Lower Tintara), 17 March (Kyalla), 15 March (Klaveniek)

Winemaking: Small batch open fermenters before maturation in new and seasoned French oak for 15 months.

Nose: The nose offers complex aromas of plums, dark fruits, dried herbs, and hints of mint.

Palate: The palate is bright and textural with dark berries, plums and subtle spices, complemented by an elegant and lengthy finish.

Cellaring: Drink now to 2029

Alc: 14.5% TA: 6.70g/L
pH: 3.55 RS: 0.7g/L

Tasting notes: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

95 points
"An absolutely cracking McLaren Vale Shiraz from a top vintage, what more could you want? Small batch ferment, eight days on skins, and then maturation for 18 months in French oak. The colour is a vibrant and yet near opaque magenta with ripe flavours just oozing through here. Chocolate, mocha and coffee bean notes, this is rich and full with big, bold flavours. Expect this to provide great pleasure over the next decade and more. If this rich style is your thing, you’ll love this."
     -Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot 2023

93 points
Wine Showcase new release tasting, 2023


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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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