Cruel Mistress Pinot Noir Ad Hoc, from the Great Southern region of Western Australia, is modern in presentation (the tongue-in-cheek note reads "hints of lipstick and leather!") But inside the bottle, this is a sappy, refined Pinot, with lovely cherry, red fruit aromas and a soft, velvety palate vibrant acidity.
|Serve with||Goats cheese and onion tart|
|Name||Cherubino Cruel Mistress Pinot Noir Ad Hoc|
James Halliday named Western Australia’s Larry Cherubino Wines as the winery of the year in his 2011 Australian Wine Companion.
The boutique producer stood out from almost 1500 other wineries to take out the top spot in Australia’s most definitive wine guide, with Halliday scoring all of the Larry Cherubino Wines over 94 points.
Matt Skinner also gave top honours to Larry Cherubino Wines in his 2011 Matt Skinner’s Wine Guide, naming it as the top producer of the year.
Larry Cherubino is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most acclaimed winemakers, with extensive experience in large and small wineries in Australia and major overseas wine producing regions, and around 300 wine show medals attached to his extensive CV.
He is renowned for his passionate commitment to maximising wine quality in both vineyard and winery, his state of the art technical knowledge and for having a highly developed understanding of modern wine styles. A graduate of Roseworthy College, Larry had a distinguished career with BRL Hardy at Tintara in South Australia and then at Houghton in Western Australia, where his wines won hundreds of awards in the highly competitive Australian and International wine show system.
A few years ago Larry and his partner Edwina started their own range of wines based on Western Australian vineyards, under the Ad Hoc, The Yard and Cherubino labels. Larry also operates a winemaking consulting business, working with wineries in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.