Larry Cherubino Pedestal Margaret River Cabernet Merlot 2016
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £100.38
Country - Australia
Region - Western Australia
Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 88%, Merlot 12%
Alcohol by volume - 14%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Larry Cherubino
Tasting notes - Showcasing the best of the Margaret River region, this deep, inky purple wine shows intense classic Cabernet aromas of blackcurrant. Ample notes of blackcurrant and bay leaf are layered with hints of cedar and chocolate on the palate. Medium bodied, this wine has velvety soft tannins and a long smooth finish.
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Ample flavours of blackcurrant and bay leaf are layered with hints of cedar and chocolate mint on the palate showing cool climate typicity
Named ‘Winery of the Year’ by James Halliday and Matt Skinner, Larry Cherubino wants his wines to be distinctive and to speak clearly of their variety and vineyard site. He believes in paying meticulous attention to the vineyard, canopy and water management, picking at the right time and minimal intervention in the winery. Larry also makes wine under the Laissez Faire label, an exquisite range of natural wines which are the ultimate expression of site, made in small batches from hand harvested grapes. From delicate whites to opulent reds, all his wines have pure class and finesse.
The Margaret River saw excellent conditions throughout the 2016 season. The winter and spring months were dry, but good rainfall in January eased pressure bringing much needed moisture for vine growth and yields and help the grapes reach full maturity. The resulting wines are of excellent quality, whites have great verve and freshness and the reds are some of the best in recent memory.
The vineyard was planted in 1998 in Margaret River with 1,666 vines per hectare onto their own rootstocks. The vineyard has a beautiful northern aspect maximising the sun's exposure and promoting the ripening potential and concentration of flavours in the grapes.
The fruit was hand-picked, sorted and crushed in static, stainless steel fermenters. The alcoholic fermentation lasted for three weeks with a very gentle maceration. The time on the stems allowed for the softening of the tannins. The components were then aged for 10 months in a combination of new and one-to-two year old French oak barrels, prior to blending and bottling.
Showcasing the best of the Margaret River region, this deep, inky purple wine shows intense classic Cabernet aromas of blackcurrant. Ample notes of blackcurrant and bay leaf are layered with hints of cedar and chocolate on the palate. Medium bodied, this wine has velvety soft tannins and a long smooth finish.
Ideal with a chargrilled rump with roasted bone marrow.
Cabernet Sauvignon 88%, Merlot 12%
- Bottle Size
- Case Size
- 6 Bottles
- Western Australia
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