La Petite Mort Quevri Gentil 2020
Despite the floral nature of these two Alsatian varieties, they complement and contrast each other brilliantly. The white blossom and “grapey” aromas of the Muscat provide a base line and the rose and lychee of the Gewürz sit on top to create exotic layers of fruit, spice and flowers. But this is not a sweet wine, and the dryness of the palate with the tannin from the skin contact reigns in the sweet-seeming aromas and tightens up the oily-glycerol tendencies of the Gewürz.
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.