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The Pirate Blend. Now this is a wine with a lot of personality.
Described as, “A bearded ruffian with excellent European manners (and dress sense!)” by winemaker Nic Peterkin, this is something a little bit different than your average Margie River blend.
It is comprised of three Portuguese native varieties and a dash of Cabernet, inspired by Nic’s time making wines in Portugal; Touriga Nacional, Tinta Coa and Sousao, all three of these characters offer something a little different to the party.
The bottle looks like it has just been brought up from below deck and the wine itself feels raw and untamed, but underneath it all is some serious winemaking and a clear vision which has been realised brilliantly by Peterkin.
Want to see what is on the cutting edge of Margaret River? The Pirate Blend is it!
What It Tastes Like
Blue and red fruit, some blood suasage and turkish spice. Firm, sappy tannins run like ribs through the wine. It’s smooth, sleek and seductive with an edge. A slippery and delicious mouthful of wine punctuated with a spicy finish.
Pirates were the outlaws, the one’s who broke the rules , the fighters, the one’s who lust after life with gusto. They drank with a passion that was truly magnificant. For pirates liquor was the saviour; it soothed the heat of the sun and made the dark nights brighter. This blend is an ode to those salty sea dogs we left behind and those still sailing. Those willing to break the rules and live a life according to nothing but passion and the pursuit of personal desire. The Pirate Blend contains three Portuguese varieties: Touriga Nacional for structure and depth. Tinta Cao for aroma and finesse. Sousao is the darkest berry I know, and you know what they say, the darker the berry, the sweeter the fruit. The NV (Nordic Viking) or (Non Vintage) which ever you prefer. A combo of 7 barrels from 2015 and 3 barrels from 2014.
Bottle Size: 750ml
Drink Until: 2025
About the Producer
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 and Sousao, all finding a home amongst his eye-catching range. There’s some serious substance to his project, being named as the 2016 Gourmet Traveller Young Winemaker of the Year for his eclectic and tantalising releases.
Margaret River is recognised as one of the country’s finest wine growing regions. The quality of the region’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay rival the very best in the world. But Margaret River is no two-trick-pony. There, Tempranillo and Malbec are excelling, Touriga Nacional seems to be quite at home, Chenin Blanc is getting serious and even pockets of Nebbiolo are rearing their heads. Watch this space. Who knows what new surprises are just around the corner from this famous region.
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