Wine Code Breaker #366

2017 La Petite Mort Marsanne, Granite Belt, Queensland 

La Petite Mort is the celebrated album by James, a British rock band.  Incidentally, my favourite song from this group is Getting Away With It (All Messed Up) but that is another story.  This album is influenced by the recent deaths of a family member and friend of the band.  The lyrics of the album could be described as confronting, polarising, a conversation piece.  La Petite Mort is also the name of a small batch winery that produces wines that could also be described as confronting, polarising, a conversation piece. 

The 2017 La Petite Mort Marsanne is from the Granite Belt wine region in Queensland.  It is a bright, light green tinged wine.  The nose is a touch confronting with nashi pear, honey and lanolin.  It may polarise some, but it moves into a conversation piece with the palate.  Those nashi fruits shine with crunchy textural features mingling with some green fruit notes.  A lovely, expressive wine where the melons, minerals and honey drive the persistence.  Confronting, polarising, a conversation piece, and this makes me walk like you.


Rating: 90 pts

Closure: Diam

Alc: 12%

Drink: Now; 3-7 yrs

Price: $36

Tasted: April 2021

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