LARRY CHERUBINO AD HOC ‘Middle of Everywhere' Shiraz, Frankland River 2013$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: The 2013 warm summer cooled off in April, allowing fruit to ripen at a leisurely pace. Frankland River had an above average rainfall through the Winter and Spring months. Spring's exceptional conditions allowed the gentle warming and for fruit set. Frankland experienced dry and warm days through April, providing excellent quality wine from the region.
THE WINEMAKING: Fruit was hand-picked and crushed to static, stainless steel fermenters via the sorting table. Alcohol fermentation lasted for three weeks with very gentile maceration. The time on stems allowed for softening of the tannins. Components were aged for 10 months in a combination of new and 1-2 year old French oak barrels prior to bottling.
THE WINE: Colder climate fruit, a fragrant wine with pepper accents. Full-flavoured medium bodied red wine with ripe, juicy black and blueberry-like fruit flavours cut with textured savoury-ness. Deep and inky shiraz, subtle oak with good length on the palate.
DRINK WITH: Osso Bucco with creamy herbed polenta.
CATEGORY: Red wine
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia
REGION: Western Australia
VARIETAL: Shiraz / Syrah%
UNITS PER: 12
BOTTLE SIZE: 75cl