Pirates were the outlaws, the one’s who broke the rules , the fighters, the one’s who lust after life with gusto. They drank with a passion that was truly magnificant. For pirates liquor was the saviour; it soothed the heat of the sun and made the dark nights brighter. This blend is an ode to those salty sea dogs we left behind and those still sailing. Those willing to break the rules and live a life according to nothing but passion and the pursuit of personal desire.
The Pirate Blend contains three Portuguese varieties: 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. All the fruit was hand picked from 40 year old dry grown vines in Yallingup. The wine was both bunch and berry sorted prior to softening for 12 months in mature French oak from the forrests of Allier.
2018 L.A.S. Vino Pirate Blend
2018 Pirate Blend
"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."
94/100 Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front