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2019 La Petite Mort Amphora Viognier Marsanne Roussanne

Granite Belt, QLD

Textural and luscious blend from the Granite Belt in QLD.

$35.00

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About The Wine

Here's a bold and delicious white wine from the deep south of QLD.

A luscious, hedonistic blend of Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier, the fruit spent 67 days on skins giving this a firm backbone of tannin to frame the ripe, golden fruit.

It's fleshy but fresh, a crazy herb-garden in the middle of a stone fruit orchard.

About La Petite Mort

La Petite Mort is one of the more unusual wine projects in Southern Queensland.

These wines are made with ancient winemaking techniques, fermented in terracotta amphora and brought to bottle with minimal intervention.

The wines are wild and full of flavour and are some of the most interesting creations we have seen from the Granite Belt. 

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"The Little Death"
"The Little Death"
Granite Belt, QLD
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From The Producer

Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne were co-fermented in terracotta on skins and solids for 67 days before pressing into tank.

This wine is most definitely for the adventurous palate. A rich, honeyed peach aroma with swirls of rancio browned apples on the nose belies a dry and mineral palate with surprising grip and structure. The fruit continues in the background with dried peach and pear playing second fiddle to the complex oxidative character that seems to be synonymous with white wine in amphora. This is wine of a time-gone-by.

Technically speaking, an amphora is a Roman clay jar of a certain size with two handles designed to be carried by two slaves. In wine making, however, we use the term loosley to refer to just about any clay fermenting vessle - probably a more accurate word to use would be kvevri the Georgian name specifically given to large, beeswax lined, terracotta jars for fermenting and storing wine. In fact, it is a popular theory that the Georgians were responsible for discovering and pioneering the fermentation of grapes into wine and introducing the trend into the rest of Europe.

There is a fantastic story of a Georgian concubine who had been kicked out of the King's harem and whilst moping around in the cellars tried to kill herself by drinking from a poisonous brew bubbling away in one of the kvervi, deep in the cellar where the grapes were stored. Rather than the melodramatic death she was hoping for, she become giddy and somewhat elated and, no doubt, woke up with a bit of a headache the next morning! In the end of the story, she takes her new found nepenthe to the King and becomes his right-handmaiden, so to speak. See. Wine does solve problems!

Blend : Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Cork
Bottle Size : 750ml

Beautiful local church overlooking the vines
Beautiful local church overlooking the vines
Granite Belt, QLD
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Russian caravan, floral notes, bergamot tea, with the awesome aromatics of ripe stonefruit. Sappy with great grippy tannins. Gingery and peppery spice up the wahzoo. Really exciting wine. Has freshness and richness all at once. - Different Drop Wine Team

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Great with cheese

At first I noticed the sour taste but as I had it with a cheese platter, I really enjoyed it - especially with cheddar. I recommend it with food - not sure I would have liked it so much without food.

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Excellent wine

Interesting and delicious

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Fragrant & Beautiful Wine

A curious blend of 3 varietals - very fragrant.

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One of the best Australian oranges!

Magnificent wine with pronounced peaches and dried apricots notes, intence orange colour, high aromas, deep flavours, perfectly balanced. Another great result from the winery outside famous wine regions.

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