2018 L.A.S. Vino Franco

Margaret River, WA

A new wine from Nic Peterkin. Cabernet Franc at its most delicious. Soft, perfumed and beautiful to drink.

$40.00

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About

About The Wine

This is an excellent expression of a more delicate style Cabernet Franc from Margaret River.

It's a painstaking process to get this wine to bottle. Each bunch was hand picked, each berry individually selected for optimal ripeness. The fruit is then sent to clay amphora to ferment with a small portion fermented as whole berries in the pots to give a little more stucture to the finished wine.

It's fresh, fragant and super slippery to drink.

Great perfume, great mouthfeel. Great package here from the Margaret River young gun.

About L.A.S. Vino

Nic Peterkin’s blood runs red with Margaret River wine. The son of Pierro founder, Dr Mike Peterkin and Shelly Cullen, of you guessed it, Cullen wines fame, the force is strong with this one. His wines are out there, challenging the status quo of one of the country’s most respected wine producing regions. This is the “New Guard” of Margaret River, and the wines are coming out all guns blazing.

Nic is playing with some varieties off the beaten path of classic Margaret River. Nebbiolo, Touriga Nacional, Sousao and Chenin Blanc, all finding a home amongst his eye-catching range.  And when it comes to his winemaking, Nic cuts no corners with incredible attention to detail and a willingness to experiment.

There’s some serious substance to Nic's project, being named as the 2016 Gourmet Traveller Young Winemaker of the Year for his eclectic and tantalising releases.  L.A.S. Vino is the future of Margaret River and a producer to get behind.

Winemaker Nic Peterkin horsing around
Winemaker Nic Peterkin horsing around
Margaret River, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Fresh picked mulberries and sweet blueberries. A touch of leafy herb, violet and some soft twiggy stuff. But it's all about the mouthfeel. Soft, plump, sweetly fruited with a real 'pop' in the mouth. Such fun drinking. Very cool Franc. Dig it. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

The fruit was hand picked and placed into small 10kg buckets and chilled overnight prior to being bunch sorted by hand followed by individual berry sorting by hand.

The fruit was fermented as whole berries with no crushing. We did minimal extractive work on the wine, doing a light pump over once a day. The wine was pressed to amphora and a small portion (15%) was left to mature with whole berries, seeds and skins for 10 months giving the wine an additional element of depth and complexity.

No fining (vegan friendly), and a light filtration at bottling

Blend : Cabernet Franc (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

L.A.S. Vino owner/winemaker, Nic Peterkin
L.A.S. Vino owner/winemaker, Nic Peterkin
Margaret River, WA
Delivery

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FaQs
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