2023 L.A.S. Vino Barrels of Metricup Chardonnay

As if we needed more proof that Margaret River is such a great region for Chardonnay?

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Nic Peterkin at L.A.S. Vino were very excited to get his hands on fruit from an organic vineyard in Metricup for their Chardonnay, and you should be very exicted to drink this gorgeous wine.

The fruit was given the rockstar treatment before fermenting in barrel, where it underwent full malolactic fermentation; expect creamy, buttery notes, but not overdone. Citrus and stone fruit notes are on display here, with lees ageing adding lots of texture, while the high acidity is fresh and mouth-watering.

Drink it by itself or pair it with a broad range of foods – either way, you're in for a real treat.

94 points
"Fragrant spicy peach, grapefruit and wheaty bouquet; lively acidity refreshes the palate. Generosity allied with finesse. Superb now and should build more complexity with age. A full-bodied chardonnay with a nicely balanced touch of grip."
- Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

L.A.S. Vino Chardonnay 'Barrels of Metricup'

The third time making wine from this incredible, certified organic vineyard in the heart of Metricup, Margaret River. Twenty three year old 'gin-gin' chardonnay grown in a sandy loam topsoil over a mottled clay subsoil. (In contrast to Willyabrup's dominant forest loam soils with mottled granite).

The fruit hand picked, chilled, hand selected and then whole bunch pressed prior to fermentation in ten barriques, two of which were new. The wine undergoes a full malolactic fermentation with fortnightly lees stirring prior to maturation for 10 months in barrique prior to blending. The wine is bottled un-fined with a light filtration

94 points - "Fragrant spicy peach, grapefruit and wheaty bouquet; lively acidity refreshes the palate. Generosity allied with finesse. Superb now and should build more complexity with age. A full-bodied chardonnay with a nicely balanced touch of grip." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

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. The Chardonnays and Chenin Blancs are stellar, as is the Cabernet but the likes of Touriga Nacional and Sousao all find 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 and recently named the Dark Horse of the Year at the 2023 Halliday Wine Companion Awards. Nic is one of the most creative and boundary-pushing winemakers in the country, without question. His Margaret River range is truly unlike anything else you will find in Australia.

Winemaker Nic Peterkin horsing around L.A.S. Vino

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