In comparison with other years the L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO 2018 is lighter in colour and alcohol yet has body and balance through secondary ferment, regular lees stirring and the addition of Chardonnay (20%). There is also a beautiful saline character and texture to the wine which is a surprising first for this label. Lifted aromas of strawberries, melon and cream. After tasting the wine in bottle we have decided to pick early again in 2019. The benefits of aroma, acidity and balance were far too refreshing to ignore.
The fruit was hand picked, 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 fermentation in french barriques. The wine went through a full secondary fermentation with fortnightly lees stirring prior to being bottled with no fining and a light filtration.
The Finer Details
Style - Rose
Varietal - Pinot Noir 80%, Chardonnay 20%
Country - Australia
Region - Margaret River
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 12.5%