A unique, expressive, and varietally-correct take on orange wine. The aromatics are floral and herbal (orange blossom, lemon myrtle, and citra hops) with more tart than
tropical fruits. The palate is flush with mandarin orange, lemon aspen (a floral citrus native to Queenlsand), rose petal, and a crushed-rock minerality. Bright, lean, and dry, with robust
expression of flavor.
The La Petite Mort (LPM) label is home to the 'other' wines that come out of Bent Road Winery in Ballandean, on Queensland's Granite Belt. 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.
La Petite Mort is the black sheep of the Bent Road Wine family which hale from Ballandean on the Granite Belt, Queensland. Purchased in 2000 by the current proprietors/wine maker, the property encompasses 40 hectares of vines, winery, wilderness and granite boulders along a kilometre of frontage onto the pristine Severn River. Perched on the western reaches of the Great Dividing Range at an altitude of over 750m, many people are surprised to discover that our climate is both cool and continental - in fact, Ballandean is one of the coolest growing regions in Australia. This cool climate (and possibly our taste for European wines) lend subtlety and elegance to our wines, often expressing spicy, savoury notes and generally lower alcohol than some of our broader 'Southern Sisters'.
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