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.
Original price: VND 695.000 per bottle
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Type of wine: Red wine
Winery: Bec Hardy Wines
Vintage: 2021 (varied)
Region: McLaren Vale
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 Conte vineyard is on Sand Road and these vines are now 60 years old. The Klaveniek vineyard Shiraz vines are 20 years old and is located on McMurtrie Road.
The Lower Tintara vineyard is on sandy loam soils called Maslin Sands, which are between 34 and 56 million years old. The Conte Shiraz is planted on sand over clay from the Ngaltinga Formation (10,000 to 2.6 million years old). The Klaveniek vineyard is on Biscay soils from the Kurrajong formation (10,000 to 2.6 million years old).
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.
Try with venison loin dry rubbed with juniper berry and lavender served on braised cabbage with a blueberry and red wine glaze.
Drink now to 2029.