La Petite Mort is the black sheep of the Bent Road Wine family which hale from Ballandean on the Granite Belt, Queensland. This cool-climate blend of Shiraz with 2.5% Viognier, is more reminiscent of French Syrah, medium bodied and savoury, highlighting the typical peppery qualities of Granite Belt Shiraz. Made without oak maturation, 100% of the tannin structure is grape derived. The prolonged post-ferment maceration results in a full mid-palate of long-chained tannins that are smooth and supple. Flavours and aromas of dark fruits and berries ‒ unhindered by influence of oak. Grapes were sourced from two estate vineyards in the Granite Belt; the north sloping church block & the west facing Mary’s block at an average altitude of approximately 800m. The soils are composed of a mix of gravelly & sandy decomposed granite & the vines were grown on Vertical Shoot Positioned trellising.