LARRY CHERUBINO AD HOC ‘Middle of Everywhere' Shiraz, Frankland River 2012$0.00
some people might think Frankland River's a little isolated - but if you want to make great Shiraz in WA, it's right where you want to be.
THE VINTAGE: Moderate Summer months allowed for a gentle ripening and juicy Shiraz berries as a result. Berries and bunches were small, resulting in a wine of intense colour and flavour.
THE WINEMAKING: The fruit was selected and hand-picked from sites across Frankland River. Cold maceration for four days proceeded by a long, cool fermentation. The wine spent six months in new and one year old oak prior to bottling.
THE WINE: A fragrant wine, deep and inky in colour with a perfume of violets and dried flowers. Ripe black cherry and blackberry fruits accented with black pepper. The finely textured tannins allow this medium-bodied wine to carry the juicy, sweet black fruit across the palate.
DRINK WITH: Duck ragout.
CATEGORY: Red wine
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia
REGION: Western Australia
VARIETAL: Shiraz / Syrah%
UNITS PER: 12
BOTTLE SIZE: 75cl