Larry Cherubino Cherubino Margaret River Chardonnay 2018

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Larry Cherubino Cherubino Margaret River Chardonnay 2018

Country - Australia

Region - Western Australia

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Larry Cherubino

Tasting notes - A focused, powerful and creamy wine with aromas of roasted nuts, peach and sweet citrus blossom complemented by complex oak spice. Citrus flavours and fine minerality lead to a refreshing finish. 

Awards
95 Pts, James Suckling, 2019

Larry Cherubino Cherubino Margaret River Chardonnay 2018

Lovely toasty oak complemented by a complex,
balanced and layered mouthfeel showing hazelnuts
and a lovely freshness on the finish, elegant and fullflavoured.


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
A wet spring gave way to mild and dry conditions throughout the summer with a
long, slow ripening period. White wines have strong flavours supported by lively
acidities and red varietals have fine tannins and deep colours. This vintage could go
down as one of the best in the last 25 years for the region.


Vineyard
Grown predominantly in the '24 Vineyard' in the Karridale subregion of southern
Margaret River, the vines were planted in 1988 at a density of 1,850 vines per
hectare. The vines are clone number 95 and 96 and are all grown on their own
rootstocks. Situated facing a sunny, northern aspect to maximise sun exposure the
vines are influenced by cooling breezes coming from the Southern Ocean, with
warmer westerly breezes coming from the Indian Ocean. It is one of the best
examples of a maritime climate in Australia.


Winemaking
The fruit was hand-picked and gently pressed directly to 60% new French oak, 40%
one year old French oak barrels from a combination of forests- Vosges, Troncais and
Allier. The juice was vinified with minimal intervention, no additions were made to the
wine; it was naturally fermented using indigenous yeasts. 10% went through
malolactic fermentation. The wine was matured on its lees for eight months, adding
texture and complexity, prior to being bottled.


Tasting Note
A focused, powerful and creamy wine with aromas of roasted nuts, peach and
sweet citrus blossom complemented by complex oak spice. Citrus flavours and fine
minerality lead to a refreshing finish.


Grape
Chardonnay 100%

Awards
95 Pts, James Suckling, 2019

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