The aim is to make absolutely delicious, delectable and desirable drops and to discover new flavours in the world of wine.
About the Wine
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!
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.