Born with winemaking pedigree from Margaret River royalty, Nic Peterkin comes from the lineage of icons Pierro and Cullen, which naturally spelled his destiny to work with grapes. Forging a different path outside of the family’s estates, Nic aims to challenge the status quo in one of the country’s most highly regarded wine producing regions. He largely eschews the traditional varieties of Margaret River in favour of alternatives which he believes suit the climate and conditions, such as Touriga Nacional, Sousao and Chenin Blanc.
The F#%k Him Chenin Blanc is Nic’s not so shy expression of his feelings towards a certain US president. In his own words, “our wine is made in Margaret River, Australia, with vines imported from France, watered by Israeli irrigation and tended to by an American tractor. It’s made with grapes picked by a group of Irish, German, Estonian and Korean travelers under the supervision of a South African. Those grapes are pressed with a Swiss press using an Italian pump, while the juice is transferred into French oak by a Hungarian Canarian and then bottled with the help of a lesbian. The wine is sealed with a cork from Portugal and wax from the Czech Republic and placed into boxes made in China. This was written with a program downloaded from India with a label designed by a legend in the USA and proofread by an Eurasian Australian woman in New York. Our wine is exported to Singapore, Sweden, Tokyo, Shanghai, Dubai and the U.K., and drank by those wanting to bring friends together from all countries, ethnicities, sexes, sexualties and religions! The flavour inside this bottle attests: we are more than where we come from.”
Not merely a marketing grab, the wine sees the same attention as any under the L.A.S Vino label with a natural ferment in older French oak, where it stayed for 14 months with regular lees stirring to build texture.
L.A.S. (Luck Art Science) Vino is one of the most promising ‘new guards’ coming from Australia, with quality wines that challenge the paradigm and expectations from the region. Known to be unafraid to speak his mind and make his thoughts known on a number of topics, Nic’s wines similarly speak of their own personality and presence.