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Apostrophe Possessive Red

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Apostrophe Possessive Reds 2018The Apostrophe Red from Larry Cherubino is a delightful blend of three of the main grape varieties which Larry cultivates so well. This is a GSM (Grenache, Shiraz,...

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Apostrophe Possessive Reds 2018

The Apostrophe Red from Larry Cherubino is a delightful blend of three of the main grape varieties which Larry cultivates so well. This is a GSM (Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro) with a difference and from the new world and it's quite a delightful wine to drink. Each of the grapes works together in harmony and the resulting wine is firm in the tannins yet soft and complex in the mouth.

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 and vineyard 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 with minimal interference in the winery. From delicate whites to big reds his wines have class and finesse. The prodigious Australian producer also makes wine under the Laissez Faire name. These are a range of natural wines, and they are the ultimate expression of natural winemaking made in small batches from hand-harvested grapes.

Vintage

The 2014 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. The exceptional conditions during spring, allowed the gentle warming and for fruit set. Frankland experienced dry and warm days through April, providing excellent quality wine from the region.

Vineyard

The vineyards are located in the Frankland River region, which is considered to be one of the most distinctive viticulture areas in Australia. The flavour of wines grown here comes from an ironstone based soil. These gravelly soils also line the river valleys, rolling hills and lowlands. The vineyards are situated with a northern orientation, optimising the long sunlight hours, which promotes ripening and maturation of the grapes. The vines were planted in 1997, with 1650 vines per hectare.

Winemaking

The fruit was hand-picked and sorted, followed by fermentation in small lot fermenters. A 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 six to eight months.

Tasting Note

Approachable, striking and modern, this red blend oozes complexity - with the Shiraz's earthiness tempering the Grenache's muskiness, which softens the Mataro's steeliness. Two may be company, but in this case three is perfection.

Serving Suggestion

Accompanies grilled red meats, barbequed food and gourmet sausages

Grape

Shiraz 90%, Grenache 8%, Mataro 2%

Country

Australia. Region: Western Australia

Alcohol: 14.5%

Contains Sulphites: Yes

Vegetarian/Vegan: No/No

Milk/Eggs: Yes/Yes

Organic/Biodynamic No/No

Can you explain your shipping charges?

We charge the amount the courier charges us to deliver the wines. In the majority of cases this is £10.00 for a dozen wines. For local delivery we charge £5.00 as we can often do this ourselves, by local we mean Milton Keynes.

Couriers charge by weight and size and a case of wines is both heavy and bulky and so the costs are fairly high. The charges are the same if you are buying 1 bottle or 6 bottles but they change if you go over 6 bottles due the the excess weight and size. Couriers also charge a fee to cover fuel excess and this all goes towards the total cost not to mention the 20% VAT to be added to everything.

Currently if someone orders a dozen wines they are charged £10.00 but if they order 24 bottles the charge is the same!

If you wish to have your wines shipped to other countries the costs are extreemly high and often not worth paying for. The cost for example to ship to the USA for a dozen wines would be £100.00 for the shipping alone! Therefore we have taken the decision not to ship any wines outside of the UK.

 

What is your minimum order?

The minimum order is 1 bottle! I prefer it if people order more and you get better value with the delivery if you do this too!

 

What if I want to send wine as a gift?

No problem, we will send to your preferred address and even include a card free of charge!

We have two kinds of cards a blank one and a Thank you one. However if you want a Valentines one or a birthday card or anyother type of card please let us know. We will write your personal greeting and even include the soppy stuff. We don't charge for the cards as its our way of thanking you for choosing us to send a gift to your loved one. 

 

What about a discount?

I may be able to take a little off the price if you ask nicely and there is a large enough order. Please do not ask for a discount on any orders under 12 bottles.  Email me with your requirements and I will let you know if I can do anything. However the best way to get a discount is to sign up for the newsletter as there is often special offers given away to newsletter subscribers.

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Apostrophe Possessive Red

£15.50 £15.22