The fruit was hand picked, chilled overnight and hand sorted prior to being lightly cold pressed as whole bunches, very gently over a few hours. The juice was left to naturally settle prior to a wild fermention in french barriques. The wine went through a full secondary fermentation with fortnightly lees stirring prior to being bottled with no fining and a light filtration.
Luck – Art – Science
Nic Peterkin, is the grandson of the late Diana Cullen (Cullen Wines) and the son of Mike Peterkin (Pierro). After graduating from Adelaide University with a Masters Degree in oenology, and travelling the world as a Flying Winemaker, he came back to roost in Margaret River with the ambition of making wines that are a little bit different, but also within the bounds of conventional oenological science. The intention is to keep the project small, and thus make only 200 dozen of each of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir (Albino Pinot) and Touriga Nacional (Pirate Blend). “The ethos I have followed making the wines is one of both quality and creativity. The aim is to make absolutely delicious, delectable and desirable drops and to discover new flavours in the world of wine. Our mantra is minimal intervention and where possible we aim to work with growers using sustainable vineyard methods. We hope you enjoy the wines as much as we enjoyed making them.”