2021 L.A.S. Vino 'Sparkling' Albino Pinot
We're excited to release the new L.A.S. Vino sparkling Albino Pinot. A completely new and unique expression of the Margaret River landscape.
Made from pinot noir grown in forest grove soils over granitic rock. The vineyard sits on the banks of the willyabrup river, only kilometres from the Indian ocean where cool ocean breezes flow up the valley. It’s one of the oldest and last remaining vineyards in Margaret River that contains Pinot Noir. A small one hectare vineyard with high density plantings and two different clones planted in 1980.
The fruit was hand picked early in the season to retain natural acidity and crispness. The fruit was then gently whole bunch pressed and naturally fermented and matured in oak barriques for 9 months with regular lees stirring, prior to refermentation in bottle.
This is a method traditional sparkling, with a few differences.The wine has had zero dosage (no sugar added) and the fermentation lees remain in the bottle, letting the wine age and develop gracefully in bottle. Super delicate and delicious fizz that gets better with bottle age.
Slightly cloudy in appearance, light pink/ peach in hue, with a consistant bead . Light to medium bodied on the palate. Dry, crisp and refreshing yet with structure and complexity. Flavours of strawberries, red currant, toast with butter.
Varieties : Pinot Noir (100%)
Vineyards: Willyabrup, Margaret River
Soil: Gravelly loam
Quantity: 64 doz
Maturation: 9 months in barrique
Closure: Crown seal