2017 La Petite Mort Ballanolo
La Petite Mort is the black sheep of the Bent Road Wine family which hale from Ballandean on the Granite Belt, Queensland. This wine has been very carefully made with as little air exposure as possible resulting in its reductive smell. With vigorous decanting to blow away the reductive funk, one is rewarded with subtle, complex aromas & flavours which continue to change in the glass with time & patience. Juicy red cherry & raspber- ry flavours, subtle, nutty tobacco-oak elements with a clean acid finish. Grapes Sourced from a single vineyard in the Granite Belt GI. The Henderson vineyard is situated on a west-facing slope & is known for its slow ripening. The soil is composed of decomposed, free-draining granite. The vines are planted in rows running east to west so one side of the vines get the morning sun & the other side the afternoon sun. The vines are grown on a Vertical Shoot Positioned trellis. Because of how this vineyard is planted, where the grapes ripen as slowly as possible, these grapes can develop a multitude of complex, subtle flavours & aromas.