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Producer: Larry CherubinoGrape Varieties: 100% Sauvignon BlancOptimum Drinking: Within 4 yearsWine Style: Full bodied dry whiteAlcohol by Volume: 13%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: Australia
Winery Information:Named ‘Winery of the Year’ in James Halliday’s 2011 Wine Companion, Larry Cherubino wants his wines to be distinctive and to speak clearly of their variety andvineyard site. He believes in spending time in the vineyard, in paying attention to canopy and water management, and most importantly, picking at the right time withminimal interference in the winery. From delicate whites to big reds his wines have class and finesse.Viticulture:The vintage conditions in Pemberton were almost perfect with little unseasonable rainfall, resulting in fruit with great balance and full flavours.Vinification:Fruit was hand harvested and then gently de-stemmed and crushed. The wine was fermented with high solids to help create complexity of flavour and texture.Fermentation was carried out in 100% new French Bordeaux style oak.Tasting Note:Jumps out of the glass, with aromas of nettle, spice and citrus. These characters follow through on the textural palate. Fresh and nervy, with the oak contact delivering a creaminess to the texture without sacrificing the natural crunchy acidity of Sauvignon Blanc. Intense and powerful with great length to the finish.
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