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2020 Delinquente Hell Malvasia

Riverland, SA

A marvellous Malvasia from the Riverland. Only a tiny amount made.

$30.00

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About The Wine

There's a promising future for Malvasia in the Riverland.

This Italian native suits the region to a "T". It ripens late yet holds its acidity, even in hot, dry climates. Greg is pumped about the future possibilites for this variety - so here he takes it for a spin to see what it can do with a little skin contact. About a third of the fruit was skin-fermented for two week bringing out the moreish chewy tannin and bold fruit flavours that are the hallmarks of Malvasia.

It's not quite a full-blown orange wine, more a white wine with plenty of punch. It's a Hell of a ride.

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
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From The Producer

Malvasia is a variety we’re really excited about - big bunches, intense fruit flavour, late ripening and holds onto acidity in hot weather – perfect for The Riverland! The fruit for this wine was hand picked and then vinified in two different ways - one third was whole bunch pressed, the balance fermented on skins for 14 days. Each parcel was aged separately in used French barriques for about 8 months, before being racked once and blended back together prior to bottling. This wine sees no additions of any kind save for a small amount of SO2 at bottling.

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

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"Working with the fruit in this way has allowed us to create a layered and very unique wine, with length and drive, funk and clarity. Its super aromatic on the nose, and while initially you get that pop of intense stone fruit sweetness, its balanced out by the savoury, briney, almost saltiness imparted by time on skins. The acid line holds beautifully to cut through all this and provide the length and drinkability required. Allow fish and chips, or spaghetti with swordfish and capers, to find a new friend." - Greg Grigoriou

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Not perfect but really good

It is too aromatic for whites but a bit too acidulous for orange wines. If it would be a bit more balanced it would be perfect.

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