2017 La Petite Mort SV is made with whole Shiraz berries and a dash of Viognier(~2%) were co-fermented in teracotta on skins and solids for 135 days before pressing into tank! - completely unoaked.
All delicate plums, kirsch and redcurrant on the nose, the Amphora Red slips over the tongue with a relatively light body and texture; soft, powdery tannins and a savoury, white pepper finish. A great acid backbone and grippy, gritty texture from the skin contact will give this wine longevity despite its drink-now appeal.
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.