3-Pack: Shiraz Trilogy 2015
This Shiraz Trilogy featured in our Shiraz Masterclass in August 2020.
2015 La Petite Mort Shiraz 'Trilogy' is a trio of three wines made with TIME as the ultimate dictator of fate. These three wines were made to illustrate the consequence of picking times. Each wine was picked from the same vineyard, on three separate occasions, at three week intervals.
The first, 'Terroir', is a delicious, fun and playful wine, good at expressing its sense of place. It is an example of a more European style - some would say more 'Syrah' than 'Shiraz' - we like to say, see for yourself!
The second, 'Tradition', a more conventional Shiraz with more familiar flavours. Picked at a time more in keeping with the style of Shiraz that most of Australia is know for, this wine oozes rich flavours and boasts a broad, unctuous body.
The third, 'Tardive', a very different wine again. Much richer, as the sugars were higher and the acid lower. It is a wine more reminiscent of the Amarones of Verona.
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.