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2021 Delinquente Roko il Vagabondo Montepulciano

Riverland, SA

A flavourful Montepulciano from a fun and funky producer

$23.00

3.0
Rated 3.0 stars
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About

About The Wine

Montepulciano is a grape commonly associated with the Italian region of Abruzzo, not to be mistaken for the wine known as 'Vino Nobile di Montepulciano', which is actually made from Sangiovese around the town of Montepulciano in Tuscany. Confused yet? Montepulciano the grape is known for being dark and rich and for pairing well with food (like basically all Italian varieties).

The Delinquente Roko il Vagabondo Montepulciano is a fresh and lively version with a vibrant purple colour, flavours of fresh berries and spice, and stimulating acidity, thanks to two different parcels (one picked early, one with a bit more ripeness) which were blended together right before bottling. Enjoy it on its own or with any kind of Italian food.

About Delinquente

Con-Greg Grigoriou's mission is simple.

He is trying to make interesting yet smashable wines from some unique fruit growing in the Riverland. 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.

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

From the Producer

The Montepulciano was harvested from two different patches on the Bassham Family Organic vineyard, on separate days about a week apart. Each pick was fermented separately and blended together just prior to bottling. The earlier pick carried a lovely tart acidity and green energy, usually associated with whole bunch fermented wines, while the later pick gives palate weight and the deeper fruit character for drinkability – the final blend bringing both parcels together in a really awesome way.

2021 was the kindest vintage we have experienced in 9 years of Delinquente – a La Nina cycle bringing good spring rainfall, mild summer temperatures and cool, crisp nights. The Bassham Family Organic and Biodynamic vineyard, bursting with natural vitality and life, took full advantage of Mother Nature’s gift and produced beautiful quality fruit – sweet, layered, and with piercing acidity – and plenty of it too!

Blend : Montepulciano (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Con-Greg Grigoriou
Winemaker Con-Greg Grigoriou
Riverland, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

90Points
The Wine Front

"Monte of the Riverland, sounds like an olden days Earl. A treat of a wine, doesn’t put a foot wrong, delivering vibrant, pretty fruit character, big slurpability, supple texture, a smooth ride, fresh finish, joyful drinking. Sure, it’sm a tad sweet-ripe and glossy, but in the gist of things, and for the bucks, this delivers a party for the palate and doesn’t quit to the last drop, if ya get my gist. Yummo." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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    Barclay C.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 3 stars
    10 months ago
    Cool label, interesting taste

    Tasty drop - something different that’s for sure - very rich tho

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