AN INFECTIOUS dash of youth and exuberance has seen Nic Peterkin of L.A.S. Vino become a breakout success in Australia’s wine scene.
Fresh from being crowned Gourmet Traveller’s 2016 Young Winemaker of the Year, Peterkin is giving Singapore a taste of his delectable handmade wines.
As expected from youth, the wines — the bottles in particular — have a very noticeable hipster vibe to them. From the hand-drawn labels to the custom shapes, each has its own character to suit the wines within. Immediately, L.A.S. Vino brings a crisp sense of modernity and freshness to the fore.
But his handcrafted bottles and labels are just the teaser to what’s to come.
Peterkin has a firm handle on what goes into the bottles too.
While he may be a young, vibrant, world travelling winemaker, he comes from solid winemaking roots. Born in Margaret River, Western Australia, he spent his youth working in his parent’s Pierro and Cullen vineyards, and holds a Masters in Oenology from the University of Adelaide.
Expertly combining naturally made Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Tinta Cao, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Shiraz, Peterkin has created five exquisite labels.
Made with minimal intervention, and in small ferments (read: artisanal), Peterkin’s high-quality alternative brews are a must try for all wine connoisseurs. Priced from S$62-87, it’s hard to say no!
L.A.S. Vino is also available locally via www.bottlesandbottles.com.sg.