Pierro Margaret River Vineyards

Pierro Margaret River Vineyards

One of Margaret River’s greatest chardonnay producers. Mike Peterkin combines lateral thinking with a pragmatic approach to his viticulture and winemaking. More recently, Mike’s investment in new winemaking equipment including more refrigeration has resulted in further refinement. The wines have a finer and more delicate finish to them.

Pierro LTC 2016 ($33.50)

Another cracking example of the Peterkin marvel that is LTC. It’s been one of my favourite white blends for years. A combination of semillon and sauvignon blanc with the light touch of chardonnay adding palate weight and completeness. This is crunchy and so lively with a zingy fresh acidity punching out a long palate. Drinks so well young but if you can wait, it just gets better with up to 10 years of age.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 10 Years

Pierro chardonnay 2014 ($82)

Remains one of Western Australia’s and therefore Australia’s great chardonnays. Texture and palate completeness are always features of these wines and this one does it again. Rich butterscotch and mealy grapefruit and stone fruit punch out the middle palate with the crisp acidity sustaining a freshness and lively lingering finish. One of the more delicate, but still with all that mid-palate richness.
SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 7 years

Pierro VR chardonnay 2013 ($104)

This wine is seriously good. Peterkin has held it back for four years for release in 2017 and then expects to go on for another six years. No problems with that but gee, I would be hard-pressed not to be drinking this now. So deeply rich and complex with all those butterscotch and brioche flavours bouncing around on the palate. Great initiative to offer something like this.
SCORE 97/100 CELLAR 6 years

Pierro LTCf cabernet sauvignon merlot 2013 ($40)

If you’re curious, the “f” on the label is for the light touch of cabernet franc that Peterkin adds to bring a perfume fragrant lift. Works a treat, make no mistake. I reckon this wine just nails what he’s been chasing with this style. Medium to full bodied with an elegant refinement and, of course, great balance. It is a super wine that just begs to be drunk.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 6 years

Pierro cabernet sauvignon merlot Reserve 2012 ($77)

There is real opulence and poise in this terrific blend of cabernet and merlot. Loads of savoury blackcurrant characters with rich liqueur chocolate. The nose has a delightful scent of cherry and violet coming from the small amount of cab franc added as a sort of condiment. Beautiful palate refinement and balance. One of the best yet.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 10 years

OWNERS
Dr Michael Peterkin
WINEMAKERS
Dr Michael Peterkin
ESTABLISHED
1979
VINEYARD LOCATION
Wilyabrup
ANNUAL CRUSH
150 tonnes
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir

CELLAR DOOR
4051 Caves Road, Wilyabrup
OPEN
Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
WINE PRICES
$24 – 108
PHONE
9755 6220
EMAIL
info@pierro.com.au
WEBSITE
www.pierro.com.au
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Retail, Mail Order, Wholesaler, Online

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017