Pertaringa McLaren Vale Undercover Shiraz 2008
Wine In recognition of McLaren Vale’s tradition of supplying other varieties and regions with our finest red grape, this Pertaringa Shiraz is named Undercover. The 2008 Undercover is made from old vine Shiraz fruit hand-selected from Pertaringa’s vineyard and made by senior winemaker Shane Harris. Pertaringa hopes that this very bottle of Undercover can reveal the essence of McLaren Vale Shiraz. 2008 Vintage The position and aspect of the Pertaringa vineyards allowed for the near perfect vintage conditions of McLaren Vale to be captured in the 2008 Undercover Shiraz. Picking all of our Shiraz in late February / early March meant we were lucky enough to miss the effects of the heatwave that devastated much of the region. At the time of harvest, our beloved Shiraz vines provided us with fruit exploding with flavour and good retention of natural acids and fine fruit tannins. This balance was passed on to the berries due to the cool early summer conditions and the tireless work and good canopy management of the vineyard team. A kaleidoscope of fruits with ink-like intensity is followed by waves of vibrant Satsuma Plum, black cherries, charred beetroot and olives.