Cherubino Laissez Faire Fiano 2022

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Aromas of quince and white figs are complemented by hints of yellow peach, mineral notes and subtle oak spices. The palate follows suit with flavours of peach and hints of preserved lemon, the acidity is long and fine and wrapped in a soft texture.

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£22.11 per bottle

RRP: £25.25 (save 12%)

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The Riversdale Vineyard was planted in the Frankland River region in 2007, with 1,800 vines per hectare. Frankland River soils are chiefly iron rich lateric gravelly or sandy loams derived from granite or gneissic rocks, and so are typically red in colour and of 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. There are only a handful of days that reach temperatures in the high 30°C . The mean temperatures during the growing season are very mild and warm days are moderated by the Albany Doctor (the sea breeze off the Southern Ocean), which can drop the temperature from 30 to 15°C in a matter of hours. The bush vines are on their own rootstocks and are irrigated when required to ensure optimum quality fruit.

The ultimate expression of natural winemaking made in small batches from handharvested grapes. The fruit was hand-picked and whole bunch pressed. The juice was then settled without the addition of enzymes, sulphur or acid. Once settled, it was allowed to ferment naturally at low temperature for six weeks in seasoned oak and concrete eggs.

 
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RRP £25.25
Vintage 2022
Alcoholic strength 13%
Grapes Fiano 100%
Dry/Sweet value 1
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
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Larry Cherubino

Former ‘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.

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