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 quality fruit and has his own take on style for the Great White Grape of Margaret River.
Here, Nic takes Chardonnay from 20 year old vines in the heart of Wilyabrup, the epicentre of all top-flight Chardonnay in this region. Plenty of lees stirring and full malo, as well as the majority of the wine being fermented in ceramic egg which imparts texture in the wine without the heaviness of new oak making this as flashy and wickedly 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 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.