LARRY CHERUBINO THE YARD 'Riversdale' Shiraz, Frankland River 2012$0.00
Aromatic spice and blue fruit notes carry through to this softly textured wine which has ample but soft tannins.
The Vintage: A cool, dry Spring resulted in a very low crop. Berries and bunches were small, resulting in a wine of intense colour and flavour. Moderate Summer months allowed for a 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 perfumed bouquet of violet and rose, with graphite and mineral undertones. Dark, brambly black fruits with fig and black cherry. The tannins are soft, firm and sweet with a rounded, balanced acidity.
Drink With: Roasted lamb with eggplant.
CATEGORY: Red wine
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia
REGION: Western Australia
VARIETAL: Shiraz / Syrah%
UNITS PER: 6
BOTTLE SIZE: 75cl