The grape to produce Chardonnay Ad Hoc Hen and Chicken Larry Cherubino was hand-picked, whole bunched pressed and then fermented with naturalyeasts. Once the Chardonnay Ad Hoc Hen and Chicken Larry Cherubino fermentation was complete, the wine was aged in new and two year old oak, prior to being bottled.
The Chardonnay vines were planted in the Channybearup vineyard in 1999, which islocated in Pemberton, Western Australia. The vines are planted to a density of 1,800 vines per hectare using Gin Gin clones onto their own rootstocks. Planted with anorthern orientation, this maximises the sun’s exposure to the vines and promotes even ripening, while irrigation ensures the optimum amount of water reaches the roots for growth. The soils are Genassic in formation.
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.