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Delinquente: Vermentino

Delinquente: Vermentino

$26.50

Wild fermented in stainless steel, the wine also spent 6 weeks on fine lees, giving it a beautiful, textural edge not often found in Australian Vermentino’s. This year, with the hotter conditions and earlier pick date, we see a more textural, crunchier style, whilst still exhibiting the aromatic, lush characteristics we love to show in the wine.

The nose highlights those aromatics, with a cracking orange peel, citrusy element. The palate kicks off in that same direction, before returning to that stone fruit, white peach and nashi pear profile we love. The acid line cleans up the back end, highlighting the classic Vermentino hit of sea spray, the lovely briney savouriness giving a beautiful long finish to the wine. Perfect, thirst quenching summer white.

2 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Delinquente makes small batch, minimal intervention wines from Southern Italian grape varieties grown in the Riverland, South Australia.

We were born and raised in the Riverland, surrounded by vineyards and the mighty Murray River. Delinquente is our attempt at making the best wine we can from the place we grew up. Organically grown, minimal intervention, honest, hand-made wines that not only are great fun to drink, but represent the sun, the red dirt and uniquely Australian terroir of the Riverland.

The Riverland can be very hot and very dry, particularly through the vines growing season. For that reason, we’ve chosen to work with Southern Italian grape varieties – varieties that are suited to the climate, need less water and are naturally drought resistant, are late ripening and retain natural acidity. In this way, they are more environmentally sustainable, and allow us to make wines with lower alcohol levels but heaps of freshness and flavour.

Delinquente is “delinquent” in Italian, which speaks to our desire to always buck the trend, break rules and do things our way. To that end, all of the incredible artwork for Delinquente, from the labels, to cartons, tees and even gifs, are created by our good friend Jason Koen, AKA “Ankles”.