L.A.S. Vino Pirate Blend 2018
Portugese local grape varietals in AUSTRALIA?! Have your mind blown with The Pirate Blend. Now this is a wine with a lot of personality and something very different from your average Margaret River blend.
It is comprised of three Portuguese native varieties inspired by Nic’s time making wines in Portugal: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cao and Sousao, all three of these characters offer something a little different to the party.
Touriga Nacional for structure and depth. Tinta Cao for aroma and finesse. Sousao is the darkest berry I know, and you know what they say, the darker the berry, the sweeter the fruit.
The wine displays notes of sweet spice, cinnamon, clove, plum compote, blueberry and dark chocolate. Soft silky tannins with an exotic mix of red berry fruit sweetness and cocoa on the palate. Long, complex and an intriguing finish.
After fermentation the must was gently pressed into aged oak and matured in barrel for 18 months, followed by 3 months in stainless steel. Bottled into French glass and sealed with a Procork. The unique bottle shape is a nod to the port varieties used in the blend.
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!
AWARD & ACCOLADES
“Talk about immaculate. This is millimetre-perfect stuff. Savoury, light- to medium-bodied, intricately tannic, balanced and long. It’s a dry, textural wine with a floral aspect sitting not just on the nose but right inside the palate. Bravo. It’s not a profound wine but it does everything right and then some.” – Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)