Larry Cherubino Laissez Faire Pinot Noir 2018
It's often said that Pinot Noir is one of Larry Cherubinos most loved and most hated grape variety. He has even named one of his most successful wines The Cruel Mistress which is a reminder of how difficult it can be to grow Pinot Noir properly. The Laissez Faire Pinot Noir is a superb example of this red wine. Soft and fruity in style it's a superb wine to drink on it's own as the tannins are silky smooth and the flavours build nicely along with the aroma.
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.
The 2014 warm summer cooled off in April, allowing fruit to ripen at a slow and even pace. The Frankland River had above average rainfall through the winter and spring months. Spring's exceptional conditions allowed for gentle warming and fruit set. Continuing warm weather through to April provided excellent fruit
The ultimate expression of natural winemaking made in small batches from hand-harvested grapes. Moderate extraction was aimed for to ensure that the vineyard characters were fully expressed. The wine was matured in one year old oak for six months.
Enjoy with barbecue chops and chargrilled vegetable or feta salads
Pinot Noir 100%
Australia. Region: Western Australia
Body Value: B (A is light, E is full bodied).
Residual Sugar: N/A.
Contains Sulphites: Yes.