LARRY CHERUBINO THE YARD 'Riversdale' Shiraz, Frankland River 2011$0.00
Aromatic spice and blue fruit notes carry through to this softly textured wine which has ample but soft tannins.
THE VINTAGE: The 2011 season was long and dry. This resulted in intense fruit with small berries and wines with great colour and character. A milder Winter was preceded by a warm, long and dry growing season resulting in high quality fruit due to the gentle ripening.
THE WINEMAKING: Fruit was hand-picked and sorted. Fermentation was carried out in small lot fermenters. Moderate extraction was aimed for thus ensuring vineyard characters were fully expressed. The wine was then aged in new and one year old oak for 6-8 months.
THE WINE: A rich bouquet of liquorice and leather, with savoury meaty notes. Ripe, sweet black fruits with hints of vanilla. A medium-bodied palate with a spine of pepper and abundant tannins. A silky, long finish showing dense and gravel-like minerality.
DRINK WITH: Roast Venison.
CATEGORY: Red wine
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia
REGION: Western Australia
VARIETAL: Shiraz / Syrah%
UNITS PER: 12
BOTTLE SIZE: 75cl