• Image of 2012 La Petite Mort Petit Verdot/Tempranillo

A warm vintage has created a style of wine which is richer, plusher and more elegant than would usually be par for the Granite Belt. It also allowed us to get the Petit Verdot (sometimes a marginal variety) nice and ripe. Plums, violets and blackcurrant on the nose and the palate tells you that you're in Cabernet company, but there is a savouriness and a gaminess that hints at tapas. On the palate it is rich and velvety with loads of red and purple fruits held up by silky tannin and juicy acidity filled out by a regime of American and Hungarian oak.

Unusual, confronting and a little left of the middle.

La Petite Mort (LPM) is the home of our 'other' wines. These small batch, experimental wines are produced with minimal wine making intervention and put into bottle without filtering or fining to allow the raw essence of our experimentation to shine through. Rustic and characterful, LPM wines promise a unique sensory experience and a story behind every label.

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