La Petite Mort Ballanolo Nebbiolo
La Petite Mort (LPM) is the home of Granite Belt's Bent Road's '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 experimentation to shine through. Rustic and characterful, LPM wines promise a unique sensory experience and a story behind every label.
Nebbiolo is known as "the wine of tar and roses" and at its best it offers a nose of rose petals, violets and maraschino cherries so lifted that it is positively ethereal. Yet it also has a dark side exhibiting tar, tobacco, molasses, leather, turned earth and black truffles with a structure to challenge Bordeaux and acidity that makes German Riesling look tame.