Nic Peterkin is at it again. Son of Dr Mike Peterkin (Pierro), and owner/winemaker of L.A.S. Vino wines, Nic has just released a super-small batch and very affordable range of wines from the Margaret River region. There are three wines in the range: a rose, chenin blanc and a cabernet franc (all of which are multi-varietal blends). The labels are identical and don’t display a vintage, so you’ll have to keep your wits about you.
A new release for his L.A.S Vino label, to be released in April this year is his 2015 Barossa Shiraz. Keep your eyes out for this one – as usual he has embarked upon this project with originality and confidence.
Bare All Wine Co Rose 2016
50% Shiraz, 25% Pinot, 10-15% Nebbiolo, plus a bit of Viognier
Spicy, concentrated, full, textured and exciting. Made at the urban winery event at Petition in the Perth CBD. Unfined, but filtered. 92pts and $20
Bare All Wine Co Chenin Blanc 2015
91% Chenin Blanc, 5% Riesling, 4% Viognier
Natural barrel fermented, no malo, lees stirred, two barrels only. Carries sediment. Only settled in tank for two weeks, cloudy. Cloudy apple on the nose, tight minerally, delicious. Paired with crab at the Wildflower restaurant degustation. 94 pts and $20
Bare All Wine Co Cab Franc 2015
80% Cab Franc, the balance being Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo & Petit Verdot
Oak for 2 years, tank topped with pressings of Cab Sav, Neb + PV. There's a caramel flavour mingled into the raspberry, blackberry fruit. This is perfect for Perth summer (if it ever gets here) medium/light bodied, pinot-esque. 91 pts and $20
2015 LAS Vino Barossa Shiraz, release April 2017
From a 20yr old shiraz vineyard in the Barossa, made by his mate Jimi Lienert in the family shed over there (the surname should sound familiar…. His uncle Steve Lienert is the senior red Winemaker at Penfolds). Full and spicy - elegant and full of fruit - red apple, blood plum, long and plush, love this. 95 pts and $65.