- LAS - LUCK ART SCIENCE
- CBDB - CHENIN BLANC DYNAMIC BLEND
- 'The new guard' - Mike Bennie
CBDB (Chenin Blanc Dynamic Blend). Most of the wine is Chenin Blanc. But for good measure we have co-fermented a bit of Viognier (4%) with natural yeasts from the skins of the berries.
The wine was split into thirds; with a third barrel fermented in old oak, a third put into granite like vessels and a third undergoing malolactic fermentation. The wine was left for 10 months in these vessels to mature with a little bit of stirring. Nothing except a touch of sulphur (for stability) and a little clay (for clarity) was added prior to bottling the wine unfiltered.
Nic comes from a lineage of Margaret River royalty, his mother Shelley is a daughter of Di and Kevin Cullen. His father Mike was one of the few qualified winemakers working in the region in the 1970s and 80s, and founded Pierro.