LARRY CHERUBINO AD HOC ‘Hen and Chicken' Chardonnay, Pemberton 2013$0.00
Big berries, little berries - typical of the bunches out West. Oaked.
THE VINTAGE: Growing conditions across the lower south west of the Pemberton/Manjimup region were below average which, coupled with a low Winter rainfall resulted in a reduced crop. Warm January with mild and dry conditions saw fruit that ripened excellently through March, smaller volumes but very high quality white wine grapes in the region.
THE WINEMAKING: Fruit was hand picked, whole bunch pressed fermented with natural yeasts and aged in new and two year old French oak prior to bottling.
THE WINE: A pale, beautifully balanced chardonnay with hints of vanilla on the nose and a winning cool climate acidity. Careful oak treatment has resulted in a wine of depth and balance.
DRINK WITH: Seafood and lemon risotto.
CATEGORY: White wine
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia
REGION: Western Australia
UNITS PER: 12
BOTTLE SIZE: 75cl