La Petite Mort is the black sheep of the Bent Road Wine family which hale from Ballandean on the Granite Belt, Queensland. A blend of Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. Obvious varietal characters typical of French Rhône Valley whites – apricots & slippery glycerol – are overlayed with a complex, structural mid-palate resulting in an excellent and versatile food wine. Skin contact whites are not only a great alternative to red wine but the VMR’s pepper & spice are an ideal complement to Asian flavours. Grapes are sourced from four different vineyards in the Granite Belt GI, all grown in the Ballandean area except for Marsanne which was sourced from a drier region, west of the town of Stanthorpe. The soils are sandy, decomposed granite & the vines are also trained to Vertical Shoot Positioned trellising.