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WHITE WINE and ORANGE WINE

La Petite Mort 'Gentil Qvevri', South Eastern Australia 2020

AUSTRALIA
  • $46.00
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GEWURZTRAMINER and MUSCAT OF ALEXANDRIA
TANNIC and EARTHY & COMPLEX
ORGANIC FARMING
AMPHORA-AGED


Winemaker: Glen Robert and Andrew Scott

Farming: LPM follows a “lutte raisonée” methodology, whereby (in their words) they “minimize the application of agrochemicals so that they are used only when necessary and not as a matter of routine.” They pay a premium with the sites they contract with for this philosophy to be carried out for them. They are active in these non-estate sites : visiting frequently and picking themselves.

Varieties: 50% Gewürztraminer, 50% Muscat of Alexandria

Terroir: The estate vineyard is 3 hectares at 770 meters in elevation in the Granite Belt GI of Queensland, composed of decomposed granite, sandy loam, and clay on a bedrock of granite. The main block is north facing and sloping with VSP trellised vines running east to west to take advantage of maximum sun exposure throughout the day.

Winemaking: Hand-picked and wild fermented. The two grapes are co-fermented in clay qvevri (ranging from 450 to 600 liters in size) and spend 151 days on skins aging underground. Having the qvevri buried naturally regulates temperature and the shape of the qvevri aids in uniform skin (and lees) contact and natural wine clarity. Unfined, unfiltered, with only a small amount of sulfur added at bottling.

Tasting Notes: A unique, expressive, and varietally-correct take on orange wine. The aromatics are floral and herbal (orange blossom, lemon myrtle, and citra hops) with more tart than tropical fruits. The palate is flush with mandarin orange, lemon aspen (a floral citrus native to Queenlsand), rose petal, and a crushed-rock minerality. Bright, lean, and dry, with robust expression of flavor.