La Petite Mort - 2018 Tempranillo

2018 Tempranillo

Granite Belt, QLD

Queensland doesn’t come first to mind in terms of it’s viticultural history, but by George is La Petite Mort changing things up! Their wines have gained an almost cult-like following, the terroir and sunshine drenched region of the Granite Belt offering such an esoteric expression in the wines. They’re also collectors of amphorae, and many of their wines are fermented in the large terracotta vessels. This Tempranillo is juicy, moreish and spicy. A fleck of new oak gives a silky roundness to the palate, think macerated cherries, kirsch even. A delight.