Carrying on a 160-year old family tradition in winemaking, Geoff Hardy has been pushing the boundaries of Australian viticulture for more than 30 years. He has always been at the cutting edge of trialling new grape varieties and you can see the results of this innovation at Pertaringa Wines in 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
Vintage: Spring and summer were
cooler than normal with above average
rainfall and the 2017 vintage happened
much later than usual. The combination
of those factors and dry weather for most
of the harvest resulted in higher yields
and excellent quality across regions.
Nose: The nose offers subtle aromas of
plums and herbs with a trace of mint.
Palate: The palate is tight and textural
with delightful flavours and elegant
Pairing: Try with venison loin dry
rubbed with juniper berry and lavender
served on braised cabbage with a
blueberry and red wine glaze.
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