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La Petite Mort Chardonnay - Granite Belt

La Petite Mort Chardonnay 2022 - Granite Belt

Vintage: 2022 | Type: Whites | Producer: La Petite Mort
Region: Queensland
Alc: 12.3%
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 750ml

$32.40: Per bottle (Online Only)
$388.80: Per case of 12 (free shipping)

Gorgeous spicy, cedary French oak blends seamlessly with pithy, pink grapefruit and ripe tangelo notes in this bold, yet balanced, expression of newschool Australian Chardonnay. As it starts to mellow in its old age, the creamy Malo-lactic characters are really starting to shine through with a dinstinctly buttery element underlying the fruit weight.

An experiment in barrel format - size really does matter! Although we fermented and aged this wine in a brand new, premium, French barrel for 13 months the oak influence is lessened because it was a great big puncheon (~500L) as opposed to the standard barrique (~250L). If you remember any of your high school geometry, you'll recall that as the diameter of a circle increases, the ratio of its perimeter decreases relative to the area - this means less oak per litre, in other words!

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Unusual, confronting and a little left of the middle. La Petite Mort (LPM) is the home of our 'other' wines. These small batch, experimental wines are produced with minimal wine making intervention and put into bottle without filtering or fining to allow the raw essence of our experimentation to shine through. Rustic and characterful, LPM wines promise a unique sensory experience and a story behind every label.

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