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Larry Cherubino Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon

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Larry Cherubino Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon 2014The Larry Cherubino Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon is a Bbenchmark cool climate Cabernet with enticing aromas of strong, classic bay leaf, dark chocolate and cassis...

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Larry Cherubino Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

The Larry Cherubino Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon is a Bbenchmark cool climate Cabernet with enticing aromas of strong, classic bay leaf, dark chocolate and cassis framed by integrated oak, intense and textured.

Producer Note - Named 'Winery of the Year' by James Halliday and Matt Skinner, Larry Cherubino wants his wines to be distinctive and to speak clearly of their variety and vineyard site. He believes in paying meticulous attention to the vineyard, canopy and water management, picking at the right time and minimal intervention in the winery. Larry also makes wine under the Laissez Faire label, an exquisite range of natural wines which are the ultimate expression of site, made in small batches from hand harvested grapes. From delicate whites to opulent reds, all his wines have pure class and finesse.

Vineyard - The grapes were grown in the Riversdale Vineyard in Frankland River in Western Australia. The vines were planted between 1996 and 1998 at a density of 1,650 vines per hectare. The vines are Houghton clones and are planted on their own rootstocks with a southerly aspect. Frankland River soils are chiefly iron rich lateric gravelly or sandy loams derived from granite or gneissic rocks and are typically red in colour with a uniform depth. Some areas carry loams derived from the native Marri and Karri eucalyptus forests. The river valley is a major influence and responsible for cool airflow. The average growing temperatures are very mild and the warm days are moderated by the 'Albany Doctor' - a sea breeze from the Southern Ocean.

Winemaking - The fruit was hand-harvested and transported to the winery where it was cooled overnight and carefully manually sorted. A maceration took place at temperatures ranging from 12 to 27°C and lasted for six weeks, with minimal pump overs. The wine was pressed to tank and allowed to settle for seven days prior to oak maturation. A range of coopers were used in this wine's development to impart complexity to the wine.

Tasting Note - Inky black, with strong, classic bay leaf and earthy Cabernet Sauvignon tones. Integrated oak neatly frames the intense fruit. This is focussed and textured, with very fine tannins.

Serving Suggestion - A great match for a juicy steak or a rack of veal.

Grape Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Winemaker: Larry Cherubino

Region: Western Australia Sub region: Frankland River Country: Australia

Alcohol: 14.5%

BodyValue: D (A is light, E is full bodied)

Residual Sugar: 0

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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Larry Cherubino Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon

£63.00 £61.97