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2020 Delinquente Hell Arinto

Riverland, SA

Riverland Arinto pushed to the limit. This is a dead-serious skin-contact wine from the talented young Greg Grigoriou.

$30.00

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Categories: Natural & Lo-Fi Wines
About

About The Wine

The Hell wines are a space where winemaker Greg Grigoriou can feel free to push the boundaries of his winemaking style.

With this wine he pushes the envelope of what Riverland Arinto can look like with skin contact. This is new fruit for Greg to play with so experimenting seemed like the thing to do.

This parcel of fruit hung out on skins for two weeks before pressing creating a rather serious version of an orange wine. It's grippy, spicy and very serious. It's an experiment that went very well.

About Delinquente

Greg Grigoriou's mission is simple.

He is trying to make interesting yet smashable wines from some unique fruit growing in the Riverlands. This stuff is all about fun times and chilled wines.

Bright, energetic and full of personality, these wines offer a great entry point for people looking to explore alternative varieties.

Greg in the vineyard
Greg in the vineyard
Riverland, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Arinto is a new variety to the winery this year - native to Portugal, its small berries contain delicious mix of fruit flavours, and most importantly, a piercing acidity that stands up to the hot climate of the Riverland. A really exciting time awaits with this little patch. The fruit for this wine was hand picked and immediately destemmed into one tonne open fermenters, where the wine fermented on skins until sugar dry – about 14 days. The wine was then pressed to a 1200L Slavonian oak cask, where it rested on full solids for 8 months, before being racked once prior to bottling. This wine sees no additions of any kind save for a small amount of SO2 at bottling.

Blend : Arinto (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"A true orange wine, this is all about layers, complexity and energy. Citrus and stonefruit characters come forward, but the savoury backbone, tannin and ripping acidity give so much depth and structure to the wine. The Slavonian cask helps bring the wine together, the oak character complementing and balancing the intensity of the wine. Despite all this highwire stuff, the wine is eminently drinkable, and soars with hearty Mediterranean influenced food." - Greg Grigoriou

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