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

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.

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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Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2018
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