LARRY CHERUBINO AD HOC ‘Cruel Mistress' Pinot Noir, Great Southern 2014$0.00
Cherries, wild herbs and spices...Hints of lipstick and leather.
THE VINTAGE: The 2014 warm summer cooled off in April, allowing fruit to ripen at a leisurely pace. The Pemberton wine region had an outstanding above average rainfall through the Winter and Spring months. Spring's exceptional conditions allowed the gentle warming and for fruit set. Continuing on with dry and warm days through to April provided excellent quality with incredibly fresh and vibrant wine from the region.
THE WINEMAKING: Sourced from several locations in the Great Southern, the fruit was fermented using a combination of wild fermentation, selected yeasts and 1-3 year old French oak for 6 months prior to bottling.
THE WINE: The nose shows graphite and minerals, juicy black cherries. A hint of spicy oak plays a supporting role. The palate is softly textured, fresh and vibrant, the flavours of black cherry and earthy beetroot carried along by a fine long acid finish.
DRINK WITH: Roasted game with a rich wine gravy.
CATEGORY: Red wine
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia
REGION: Western Australia
VARIETAL: Pinot Noir%
UNITS PER: 12
BOTTLE SIZE: 75cl