2018 L.A.S. Vino CBDB


CBDB (Chenin Blanc Dynamic Blend).  


The fruit was hand picked at one time but showed varied levels of ripeness through the vineyard and crop, 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 a combination of  french barriques. (70%) and clay amphora (30%) . No secondary fermentation with fortnightly lees stirring prior to being bottled with no fining and no filtration. 


It tastes like:  pink grapefruit, passionfruit, passiona, pavlova and lime. 


Varieties : 100%  Chenin Blanc 

Vineyards:  Yallingup, Margaret River 

Maturation: 10 months in barrique & Clay 

Closure: Cork & hand wax 

Soil: Gravelly loam

Certification: Certified Organic & Biodynamic Grapes (Demeter) 


Previous Reviews: 

 2016 L.A.S. Vino CBDB

             - 91 Points Decanter World Wine Awards 

             - 92 Points Decanter Magazine 

             - 93 Points  The Wine front    

  • 2018 L.A.S. Vino CBDB

    "Light straw-yellow colour, slightly cloudy in the glass - an unfiltered appearance. Lemon, herb and floral aromas, very attractive. The wine is bright and fresh, crisp and lively, with a dry finish and brisk acidity. A touch of nuttiness. Honey grew the longer it was in the glass. Struck-flint notes add to complexity. The palate has good weight and concentration.

    Very good flavour and length, the aftertaste intense and loaded with energy. A superb wine. This could be the best Australian chenin blanc I've ever tasted."

    95/100 Huon Hooke The Real Review

    "Straw-coloured. Ample weight and texture without going overboard. Control is maintained. Meyer lemon, quince, dry spice and lime. A glycerol quality. I had a question over its length at first but it stretched out as it breathed. Pretty impressive."

    93+ / 100 Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front 

    Silver Medal (94 Points) Decanter Wold Wine Awards