Pertaringa Adelaide Rifle & Hunt Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Pertaringaa is a proud to present our flagship Cabernet from the 2009 vintage. Our 'Rifle and Hunt' Cabernet is sa named as the vineyard and cellars are on the corner of Rifle Range and Hunt Roads,slightly off the beaten track, in the eastern foothills of McLaren Vale. This position provides excellent growing conditions for ultra-premium Cabernet,slightly cooler due to maritime breezes during the summer,with soils of chocolate brown loam underlain by clayey sand and silica conglomerate. We combine sustainable and generational farming practices in the vineyard to further enhance water retention and the health of the soil. During vintage vineyard custodian Richard Leask and winemaker Shane Harris hand-select parcels of Cabernet fruit from our estate vineyards for this wine. The fruit is then vinified using minimal intervention techniques, while maturation occurs in the finest quality French oak hogsheads for 18 months. The result is the terrance and fruit are clearly expressed in the finest Cabernet we can posiibly make. This bottle will cellar gracefully,however,whenever you choose,we believe drinking pleasure will be enhanced by decanting prior to enjoying with family and friends.