2021 Pierro L.T.C.
In 1979 Mike Peterkin produced Australia’s first Semillon Sauvignon Blanc. Working at Cullen’s at the time, the wine went on to win a trophy at the Perth Royal Show. He never claimed any originality for the idea, he simply borrowed it from the French. In 1980 he was so convinced of the blend’s potential in Margaret River he devoted a third of the Pierro plantings to the varieties.
The 2019 L.T.C. is made up of 53% Sauvignon Blanc, 42% Semillon and 5% Chardonnay. Twenty five percent of the blend was fermented and matured in new and one & two year-old French oak barrels for a period of 2-3 months with the balance fermented and matured in stainless steel.
Brilliant pale straw colour with a greenish tinged outskirts and watery hue. Lifted granny smith apple, lime, grapefruit and passionfruit aromas are trailed by some light herbaceous grassy and flinty mineral notes. Intense passionfruit, green apple and lime flavours create a mouth watering sensation with nuances of herbaceous grassy characters, slatey minerals and infusions of gun flint apparent on the back half. Finishes dry and zesty with a long pristine aftertaste.
Drink over the next 2-3 years.