2020 L.A.S. Vino CBDB


CBDB (Chenin Blanc Dynamic Blend).  


A certified organic and biodynamic site at the northern end of the cape. For the previous few years the vineyard had been completely unkept and unpruned with no trellising. The vines sprawl everywhere where pigs, geese, guineafowl and cows roam free.  The site faces north with a little creek running through the middle of the vineyard.  Native flowers and plants grow under the rows with no herbicides or pesticides sprayed and no cultivation. It is one of only a few certified biodynamic vineyards in the region and was one of the first to receive Demeter certification.


The fruit was hand picked and 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 french barriques and clay amphora. No malolactic fermentation and fortnightly lees stirring prior to being bottled with no fining and a light filtration. 


Tastes like:  pink grapefruit, passionfruit, passiona, pavlova and lime.


Varieties : 100%  Chenin Blanc 

Vineyards:  Yallingup, Margaret River 

Maturation: 10 months in barrique/amphora

Closure: diam cork & hand wax 

Soil: gravelly loam

Certification: certified organic & biodynamic grapes (Demeter) 


Previous Reviews: 

2019 CBDB

          -96 points 'Gourmet Traveller Wine' 

          -95 points 'The Real Review'



2018 L.A.S. Vino CBDB 

          - 95 Points Gourmet Traveller Wine

          - 95 Points The Real Review 

           -93+Points The Wine Front 



 2016 L.A.S. Vino CBDB

             - 91 Points Decanter World Wine Awards 

             - 92 Points Decanter Magazine 

             - 93 Points  The Wine front    

  • 2019 L.A.S. Vino CBDB

    "Nic Peterkin is fast builiding a reputation as Australi'as chenin blanc maestro. Cooked apples and coconut are the leading aromas, while the palate is rich and fleshy, layered and intriguing. It's long and satisfying, and anything but simple"

    96 Points  (5 Stars) 

    Gourmet Traveller Wine 


    2019 L.A.S. Vino CBDB

    "Light to mid-straw-yellow colour, forward and oily in the glass. The aromas are lifted, with a little wild-ferment volatility and a trace of coconut, probably barrel-derived. Cooked apples, too. In the mouth, it's rich and fleshy, with great texture and palate appeal, the flavour anything but the usual simplistic chenin style but layered and intriguing. It holds my attention. Long and satisfying, a marvellous drink."

    95/100 Huon Hooke

    The Real Review 


    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