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2016 L.A.S. Vino Jerusalem's Grace Chardonnay

Margaret River, WA

Voluptuous and powerful Chardonnay from one of the rising stars of WA wine.

HIGH SCORE

$65.00

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About
They’re the kind of vineyards you enjoy walking through, you imagine yourself sitting on the deck of the little wooden shack on the property growing old, drinking wine amongst good friends. It’s a weird thing to say but vineyards like this seem to grow better fruit.

Nic Peterkin, Owner/Winemaker

About the Wine

Nic Peterkin's star is on the rise. He forms part of the New Guard of WA wine blazing a new trail for the West.

With deep family roots in Margaret River wine and a lifetime spent surrounded by some of the finest examples of Margaret River Chardonnay, Nic has a keen eye for fruit and his own take on style for the great White grape of Margaret River. Here, Nic combines the forces of two very different Chardonnay vineyards to create depth, complexity and drive.

The Jersualem's Grace Chardonnay is flashy, wickedly drinkable and as decadent as Chardonnay gets from this part of the world.

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.

Im-pressing some locals!
Im-pressing some locals!
Nic Peterkin, L.A.S. Vino owner/winemaker
Additional Info

From the Producer

Two opposing Chardonnay vineyards handpicked on the same day. One in Karridale (Jerusalem) 7 km south of Margaret River. and one from Karridale (Grace). Both vineyards are surrounded by large red gum forests with one vineyard grown on red gravel and clay, the other on gravelly loam. The vineyards were chosen for their inherent personality more than anything else. Jerusalem had been neglected for years, the (gin gin clone) Chardonnay vines had gone wild and to this day there are still large trees growing within the rows.

They’re the kind of vineyards you enjoy walking through, you imagine yourself sitting on the deck of the little wooden shack on the property growing old, drinking wine amongst good friends. It’s a weird thing to say but vineyards like this seem to grow better fruit. Maybe because they are a little different and not so generic in the way they are grown.

All I have to go on is the resulting wine, which I think is pretty special. The fruit once hand picked was cooled to maximise aroma and finesse. The grapes were then hand sorted to ensure only the highest quality fruit was let through to the press. They were then lightly cold pressed in whole bunches, very gently over a few hours. The juice was naturally fermented in French barriques (20% new) and left to mature for a further 10 months. During this time it underwent a partial secondary malolactic fermentation and was gently stirred fortnightly to create complex layers of texture. The wine was bottled into French glass unfiltered to maximise flavour.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Cinnamon crust apple pie, lemon rind, ruby red grapefruit, yoghourt, whisper of struck match. Medium bodied, bold delivery of flavour rolled up in a tight wrapper, that juicy grapefruit acidity cuts it firm, and the apple cinnamon oatmeal rolls on and smooths the finish. It’s not your run-of-the-mill Chardonnay at all, which is all the more reason to love it." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Delivery

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