2017 La Petite Mort Saperavi
La Petite Mort is the black sheep of the Bent Road Wine family which hale from Ballandean on the Granite Belt, Queensland. This deeply coloured wine is full-bodied & jammy with some peppery savoury elements. Although tannic, the wine is smooth & is best accompanied with rich dark meat dishes. This wine is made partially in clay amphorae, as close to the authentic, traditional method as possible to represent what a truly Georgian Saperavi is supposed to look like. Grapes were sourced from the Moffatdale area of the South Burnett. The vineyard is at an altitude of about 350m & is on a warm plain with similar conditions to the Hunter Valley in NSW. The soils are composed of deep, sandy loam & the vines are also grown on Vertical Shoot Positioned trellising. Indigenous to the former Soviet Republic of Georgia and the main grape variety grown there, Saperaviwais among the first grape varieties used by humankind to make wine over 8000 years ago.