Larry Cherubino Cabernet Sauvignon Frankland River 2015

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Larry Cherubino Cabernet Sauvignon Frankland River 2015

Country - Australia

Region - Western Australia

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Larry Cherubino

Tasting notes - Inky black, with strong, classic bay leaf and earthy Cabernet Sauvignon tones. Integrated oak neatly frames the intense fruit. This is focussed and textured, with very fine tannins.

Larry Cherubino Cabernet Sauvignon Frankland River 2015

Benchmark cool climate Cabernet with enticing aromas
of strong, classic bay leaf, dark chocolate and cassis
framed by integrated oak, intense and textured.


Producer Note
Former ‘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.


Vintage
The 2016 warm summer cooled off in April allowing fruit to ripen at a leisurely pace.
Frankland River had an outstanding, above average rainfall during the winter and
spring months. Exceptional conditions in spring allowed gentle warming for fruit set,
with warm, dry days through to April resulting in excellent quality yields with incredibly
fresh and vibrant juice.


Vineyard
The grapes were grown in the Riversdale Vineyard in Frankland River in Western
Australia. The vines were planted between 1996 and 1998 at a density of 1,650 vines
per hectare. The vines are Houghton clones and are planted on their own rootstocks
with a southerly aspect. Frankland River soils are chiefly iron rich lateric gravelly or
sandy loams derived from granite or gneissic rocks and are typically red in colour
with a uniform depth. Some areas carry loams derived from the native Marri and
Karri eucalyptus forests. The river valley is a major influence and responsible for cool
airflow. The average growing temperatures are very mild and the warm days are
moderated by the ‘Albany Doctor’ - a sea breeze from the Southern Ocean. The
grapes were harvested in April 2014 when they had reached 13° Baumé.


Winemaking
The fruit was hand-harvested and transported to the winery where it was cooled
overnight and carefully manually sorted. A maceration took place at temperatures
ranging from 12 to 27°C and lasted for six weeks, with minimal pump overs. The wine
was pressed to tank and allowed to settle for seven days prior to oak maturation. A
range of coopers were used in this wine’s development to impart complexity to the


wine.
TastingNote
Inky black, with strong, classic bay leaf and earthy Cabernet Sauvignon tones.
Integrated oak neatly frames the intense fruit. This is focussed and textured, with very
fine tannins.


Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

 

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