2020 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO


The pinot noir and chardonnay vineyard is situated three kilometers from the Indian ocean on a gentle north facing slope that flows into dam. It’s one of the last vineyards in Margaret River that contain Pinot Noir. The vineyard doesn’t use herbicides and pesticides and contains a healthy amount of native plants in the midrow which protude up in the vine. The soil is gravely loam with a little bit more loam than gravel. 


In comparison with other years the wine is lighter in colour and lower in alcohol, yet has body and balance through secondary ferment, regular lees stirring and the addition of Chardonnay (20%).  You can think of it as a rose if you like, but its a lot more than that. Lifted aromas of strawberries, rockmelon and cream. 


Varieties : Pinot Noir (80%) and Chardonnay (20%)

Vineyards:  Willyabrup, Margaret River 

Soil: Gravelly loam 

Quantity: 200 doz 

Maturation: 10 months in barrique

Closure: Diam 


Previous Reviews: 

2019 Albino PNO - 95 Points The Real Review 

2018 Albino PNO - 95 Points The Real Review  

2017 Albino PNO - 96 Points (#1 of 16 Pinot blends from Aus)  The Real review 

2016 Albino PNO - 95 Points (#2 of 24 Pinot blends from Aus)  The Real review

  • 2020 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO 

    "Rose-gold colour. Intriguing nose with ginger, cherries and vanilla flowers lifting from the glass. The palate is quite full, with a richness that coats and lingers long. Honey, ginger and sweet spices all add complexing layers. A winter rosé that could be enjoyed with fuller dishes than one might expect."


    Stuart Knox  -The Real Review-


    2020 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO 

    " Very pale. Lots of flavour and texture. Easy to be a big fan. Grapefruit-Like fruit with lychee, apple, pomegranate and assorted dry spices. Super drinking. So much personality."


    Campbell Mattinson -The Wine Front-


    2020 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO

    'Yes, there is a little bit of pinot noir planted in Margaret River and Nic Peterkin has snaffled some and blended it with chardonnay for a very unique take on rosé. it is light golden in colour with the palest of peach skin pink thanks to zero time on skins – just a gentle slow press. As a consequence it drinks in many ways like a white wine but with a pretty, floral lift. It’s super complex, although subtle – Gardenia, peach skin, pear, and white strawberry aromas with a nice savoury touch thanks to a wild old French oak ferment. You could just stick your nose in this thing all day. The palate then is a little bit of a surprise with understated power and flesh with more white strawberry and citrus plus some oak coming through right on quite a powerful finish. You could have some real fun with this wine in the kitchen with superb food-matching potential across a whole range of dishes. An hour in the decanter would not hurt this wine at all – in fact, it demands it.'


    Angus Hughson   -The Wine Pilot-


    2019 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO

    "Sunset orange-red colour with hints of gold. Scents of Aperol, rhubarb and pungent ginger fill the nose. The dry palate is rich with flavour and texture, red cherry, forest berries and cardamom are bound as one with the sleek mouthfeel and tangy acidity. An uncommon but satisfying example of rosé"


    Amanda Yallop The Real Review


    2018 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO

    "Golden colour with a pink tease. Complex bouquet of strawberries, fresh figs, wild honey and peaches - the longer in the glass the more in reveals. Strong chardonnay influence on this wine - textured and concentrated mid - palate, it's powerful yet balanced. Stone fruits rather than classic red berries steering the ship. A compelling wine that re- defines the category. Deserves serious attention."


     Nick Butler, The Real Review