Larry Cherubino Laissez Faire Fiano

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Larry Cherubino Laissez Faire Fiano

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 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.

Vineyard

Planted in the Frankland River region in 2007, the Northern facing vineyard sits on lateritic soils. The bush pruned vines are on their own root stocks.

Winemaking

The ultimate expression of natural winemaking made in small batches from hand-harvested grapes. The fruit was hand-picked and whole bunch pressed. The juice was then settled without the addition of enzymes, sulphuror acid. Once settled, it was allowed to ferment naturally at low temperature for six weeks. The wine was then bottled in the August, of the same year.

Tasting Note

A modern style Fiano - very bright with clean citrus flavours surrounding a core of mountain peach and ripe quince that leads to a lively finish.

Serving Suggestion

This really shines with vegan Thai dishes or vegan rice dishes. 

Grape

Fiano 100%

Country

Australia. Region: Western Australia

Alcohol: 13.5%

Dry/Sweet value: 1 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)

Residual Sugar: 0.6

Contains Sulphites: Yes

Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes

Milk/Eggs: No/No

Organic/Biodynamic No/No