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From the Diverse Soils of McLaren Vale Comes New ‘Geology’

From one of the most geologically diverse regions in the world comes the new Hardys Tintara ‘Geology’ range, which is set to meet the growing consumer demand for McLaren Vale varietals. The McLaren Vale region is famous for being one of the most geologically diverse wine regions in the world.  From an altitude of 50 up to 200 metres, the vineyards are planted on an array of soils including fertile red-brown earths, terra rossa, rendzina, soft sands and dark cracking clays. Some of these soils are as old as 600 million years of age.

It is from these diverse soils that Hardys Tintara sources grapes that allow it to blend wines with complexity, concentration and character that reflect this unique maritime climate and geology.  In the tradition of Thomas Hardy who started to blend varietal wines across regions as far back as 1865, the ability to take grapes from multiple sites and soils provides the winemaker with a broad palette of flavours, structure and styles to craft a unique and ultimate expression for the wine.

The Hardys Tintara Geology range explores the myriad of vineyards and soils which Hardys has available to produce such wines in McLaren Vale and is exclusive to the Independent channel.

Hardys Tintara Geology McLaren Vale Shiraz

This Shiraz displays the renowned McLaren Vale characters of lifted black cherry and plum with hints of chocolate, combined with spicy oak notes and a generous mouthfeel.

Hardys Tintara Geology McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon

This Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc displays classic varietal notes of blackcurrant, chocolate and mint. Sweet vanillin oak complements the fruit flavours while the tannins add length and structure to the palate.

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