Larry Cherubino Laissez Faire Field Blend Western Australia 2018

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Larry Cherubino Laissez Faire Field Blend Western Australia 2018

Country - Australia

Region - Western Australia

Grape Varieties - Gewürztraminer 55%, Pinot Gris 29%, Riesling 11%, Pinot Blanc 5%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Larry Cherubino

Tasting notes - An elegant blend with an exotic yet fresh cacophony of citrus, passionfruit, mineral notes and rose water. Layers of pear, nougat, Turkish delight are interwoven on the soft and refined palate through to a long finish with a subtle but drying acidity. 

Larry Cherubino Laissez Faire Field Blend Western Australia 2018

A floral blend with an exotic yet fresh symphony of
passion fruit, rose petal and lychee.


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 cool, wet winter was followed by a mild summer with temperatures 5°C lower than
average. This resulted in a harvest which was three weeks later than normal, but
patience was rewarded with highly aromatic wines. Fruit thinning and attention to
viticulture was particularly essential this year. Aromatic varieties such as Pinot Grigio,
Glera, Sauvignon Gris and Gewurztraminer powered through the difficult conditions
in March.


Vineyard
While inspiration has been taken from organics, biodynamics and natural
winemaking practices, the Laissez Faire range could be called ‘natural wines’; Larry
Cherubino likes to think of them as "post natural" wines. Believing in healthy and
sustainable vineyard practices, Larry grows all his own grapes and can account for
their provenance and natural status. While copper is allowed in organic viticulture,
minimal copper treatments are used here. The irrigated vines were planted in 1998 in
various vineyard sites, specifically chosen to suit the variety, given the aspect,
microclimate and soil composition. The vines are planted to a density of 1,600 vines
per hectare, with various clones having been selected; they are all grown on their
own rootstocks.


Winemaking
Laissez Faire means "let it be" and this is reflected in the hands-off approach of
winemaking. As the name suggests, the grapes selected for this Field Blend were
harvested at the same time and blended in the field. The fruit was gently
destemmed, then the parcels were allowed to ferment naturally on their skins for a
period of five days. No additives, sulphites, acids or enzymes were added during the
vinification of this blend, with only minimal sulphur added at bottling.


Tasting Note
An elegant blend with an exotic yet fresh symphony of citrus, passionfruit, mineral
notes and rose water. Layers of pear, nougat, Turkish delight are interwoven on the
soft and refined palate through to a long finish with a subtle but drying acidity.


Grape
Gewürztraminer 55%, Pinot Gris 29%, Riesling 11%, Pinot Blanc 5%

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