93%
of 510
would buy again
93%
of 510
About this rating

This rating is based on whether Angels love it enough to buy this vintage again. You can also see how this wine rated for previous vintages.

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

89% of 729

2016

93% of 510

2015

93% of 609

La Petite Mort Ballandean Shiraz Viognier 2016

93%
of 510
would buy again
93%
of 510
About this rating

This rating is based on whether Angels love it enough to buy this vintage again. You can also see how this wine rated for previous vintages.

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

89% of 729

2016

93% of 510

2015

93% of 609

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

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$26.99

Angels Angel Price

$17.49

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of similarly rated benchmark bottles on the market.

We test these market prices every vintage with blind tasting panels, to make sure the’re honest and accurate.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Angel Price, we’ll give you your money back.

$26.99

Angels Angel Price

$17.49

La Petite Mort Ballandean Shiraz Viognier 2016

93%
of 510
would buy again
93%
of 510
About this rating

This rating is based on whether Angels love it enough to buy this vintage again. You can also see how this wine rated for previous vintages.

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

89% of 729

2016

93% of 510

2015

93% of 609

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of similarly rated benchmark bottles on the market.

We test these market prices every vintage with blind tasting panels, to make sure the’re honest and accurate.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Angel Price, we’ll give you your money back.

$26.99

Angels Angel Price

$17.49

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of similarly rated benchmark bottles on the market.

We test these market prices every vintage with blind tasting panels, to make sure the’re honest and accurate.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Angel Price, we’ll give you your money back.

$26.99

Angels Angel Price

$17.49

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About the wine

Hand-crafted QLD class; the elegant Édith Piaf of Shiraz
  • Are you ready to bring something completely different to the table?! The gentle, balanced and flavoursome palate is a stunning step away from the typical 'bowl-me-over' style of Shiraz that dominates the Australian market.
  • Co-fermenting Shiraz and Viognier grapes has a particular magic about it, creating a light, spicy and savoury experience. This blend has bright red fruits abound, with the added lift of honeysuckle and white pepper to finish. As each sip evolves, you'll know exactly what Glen and Andrew mean when they say the hallmark of a truly great wine is the endless desire to pour yourself "just one more glass!"
  • Hand-picked, hand-crafted and hand-bottled (right down to the hand-dipped wax seal) ...You simply don't often find wines made like this. The true meaning of 'La Petite Mort' is about enjoyment - letting go of restraints and revelling in something new and maybe a little titillating. Made in tiny quantities, this vintage marks the return of a champion (94% rated!) and it won't stick around long...

Best before
The lighter, brighter style of Shiraz resulting from the cool-climate Granite Belt lends itself perfectly to an early-release, drink-now drop. For the more patient among us, the balance of good acidity and silky tannin structure ensures that it will continue to improve in the bottle cellared until 2020.

Serving advice
Open and roughly decant (or double decant) before serving to introduce oxygen and open the wine up, ideally for an hour or more. A tip for the hand-dipped wax top: ignore the wax, go straight in through the wax with the cork screw. Pop the cork in the usual manner and tidy up the wax on the rim of the bottle with a knife afterwards. All good fun!

Food match
This is steak wine! Best paired with juicy, flavoursome cuts like rump or T-bone done simply on the BBQ. A great vegan option is eggplant steaks with green-olive and herb salsa, or roasted field mushrooms with your favourite red sauce.

Ballandean

Shiraz Blend

Fruity Red

13.2% ABV

75cl

Vegan

Vegetarian

Meet the winemaker - Glen Robert & Andrew Scott .

  • In 2012 Glen, a former research scientist, met Andrew, a hospitality guru and head restaurant Sommelier, at a wine tasting. They've been crafting (and arguing about) wine together ever since. In 2014, they stumbled upon derelict Mary's vineyard, 10 picturesque hectares of Shiraz and Viognier vines in Queensland's Granite Belt. Together they have nursed the vines back to health using organic practices, elbow-grease and TLC.
  • Their exclusive 'La Petite Mort' label might seem a little macabre, but if you seek the true meaning of the phrase, you'll find that nothing could be further from the truth! It's about enjoyment- letting go of restraints and revelling in something new and maybe a little titillating! The boys take pride in crafting each wine to tell it's own regional story.
  • As small producers from a small region, the Naked model gives the team the opportunity to propel the region's wines onto the national stage. Despite almost a century of winemaking history, Queensland produces less than 1% of Australia's wine. So, with the backing of wonderful Angels, it's high time we shout about these incredibly boutique wines!

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93% of 510 would buy it again
$17.49

2016

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