Ad Hoc Middle of Everywhere, Shiraz, 2018
A Shiraz with aromas of red earth, ground black spice and dark berries with fine, silky tannins. Juicy fruit flavours of blueberry and dark cherry with undertones of spice.
Meet the maker: Larry Cherubino
Region: Frankland River, Western Australia - Australia
Grape(s): Shiraz (100%)
13.5% ABV / 750ml
The vines were planted in 1997 to a density of 1,650 vines per hectare and have a northern orientation, which maximises the exposure to the sun.
The soils are granite, which are known for their heat retention properties and for promoting the even ripening of the berries.
Careful irrigation ensures the vines are healthy.
The fruit was selected and hand-picked from sites across Frankland River.
Temperature controlled fermentation took place in small lot fermenters.
Moderate extraction was aimed for, ensuring the vineyard characters were fully expressed.
The wine was then aged in new and one year old oak, for six to eight months enhancing the wine with a subtle oak complexity.