Margaret River Nebbiolo

Margaret River

L.A.S. Vino

LAS Vino is the creation of Nic Peterkin, son of Mike Peterkin of...

Pierro winery and Shelley Cullen, Vanya Cullen's sister. Nic did a Masters in Oenology and, after vintages in the Napa, Mexico, Portugal and Mendoza, started his own label. LAS refers to the Luck of the weather, the Art of creating and the Science that underpins this creativity. The result is a small quantity of high quality, hand-made wines. The packaging is as impressive as the wine: bottled in dark French glass, closed under Vinolok and sealed with wax, it is finish with the striking, hand drawn labels. The wines fulfil Nic's stated aim: to make interesting wines with minimum intervention but within the bounds of science.

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Vineyards

The Nebbiolo is sourced from north-facing slopes in the south of Margaret River. The vines are 35 years old and are planted on gravelly loam soil. The relatively cool climate of Margaret River is well suited to growing Nebbiolo.

Vintage Information

2015 had a strikingly similar harvest to 2014 in terms of weather and yields. Rainfall levels were also similar, with dry conditions from October to March. The time of harvest was almost identical to 2014, finishing mid-March, however the resulting wine styles are different. 2015 wines are characterised by lots of perfume, purity and great elegance whereas the 2014 wines are about fruit power and purity.

Vinification

All the fruit was hand harvested, hand sorted and destemmed once arriving in the winery. The wine was fermented cold, with absolutely no crushing of the skins. The majority of the fruit was fermented in oak and then left as whole berries inside the barrel for 400 days, letting the flavour slowly release into the wine. A very special limited release wine, only six barrels of this wine were made.

Tasting Notes

Nic proclaims that his Nebbiolo “has the colour of Rome on fire!” Aromas of dark forest fruits coupled with red berry fruit and attractive racy acidity, which lifts the flavour and lets it last on the finish.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2015
Grape varieties 100% Nebbiolo
Region Margaret River, Western Australia
Winemaker Nicholas Peterkin
Alcohol (ABV) 13.5%
Acidity 6.1g/l
Wine pH 3.65