2023 L.A.S. Vino CBDB Chenin Blanc

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Beautiful, textural biodynamic Chenin Blanc from one of Margaret River's rising talents.
4.5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews

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Description

The CBDB (Chenin Blanc Dynamic Blend) is Chenin Blanc from the oldest certified biodynamic vineyard in Margaret River.

Winemaker Nic Peterkin looks for a more textural style of Chenin, and in search of mouthfeel, this gets the works. Cold soaked and basket pressed, fermented in a mixture of old oak and clay amphora, the wine is then stirred every fortnight to bring some leesy creaminess into the wine. The grapefruit and tropical fruit flavours shine throughout.

And finally, the whole thing is finished with a French bottle, and cork and crisp wax seal. A very classy affair.

96 points
"Pastry/baked apple pie, honey, apple turnover aromas, leading into a tremendously intense and concentrated palate loaded with rich fruit. There's a semblance of sweetness in the middle but it's clean and dry at the finish. Nutty barrel ferment influence shows but it's subtle. A spectacular chenin blanc."
- Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

A certified organic and biodynamic site at the northern end of the cape. The vineyard is mostly unkept, unpruned and lacks traditional trellising. The vines sprawl everywhere where pigs, geese, guineafowl and cows roam free. The site faces north with a little creek running through the middle of the vineyard. Native flowers and plants grow under the rows with no herbicides or pesticides sprayed and no cultivation. It is one of only a few certified biodynamic vineyards in the region and was one of the first to receive Demeter certification.

The fruit was hand picked and showed varied levels of ripeness through the vineyard and crop, chilled overnight and hand sorted prior to being lightly cold pressed as whole bunches, very gently over a few hours. A small portion of the wine was destemmed and left on skins for 3 days cold soaking prior to pressing to provide texture. The juice was left to naturally settle prior to a wild fermention. No malolactic fermentation and fortnightly lees stirring prior to being bottled with no fining and a light filtration.

96 points - "Pastry/baked apple pie, honey, apple turnover aromas, leading into a tremendously intense and concentrated palate loaded with rich fruit. There's a semblance of sweetness in the middle but it's clean and dry at the finish. Nutty barrel ferment influence shows but it's subtle. A spectacular chenin blanc." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Customer Reviews

4.5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
Based on 2 reviews
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2 reviews
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    Sophia A.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    3 months ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    2022 L.A.S. Vino CBDB Chenin Blanc

    Somewhere between sauvignon blanc and chardonnay. Very interesting citrus notes with buttery texture. Perfect with seafood. Very refreshing.

  • PM
    Phil M.
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    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Sssh don’t tell anyone how good this is

    I like this after a year or 2, good luck getting it at that point though….an amazing drop from one of the most exciting wine makers in WA.

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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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