Delinquente Hell Rose
The Hell Wines are where we throw caution to the wind, get down and dirty, try new things and have a red hot go at making the most interesting, exciting and delicious wines we can from the vineyards we work with.
The Hell Rose is one that is always a bit of a mish-mash of parcels of wine that in any other situation would never be put together – but through tasting, experimentation and a bit of luck, all sort of work! The idea this year was to experiment with a backbone of Negroamaro made as a rose, and flesh that out with aromatic varieties to provide depth. Each variety was handpicked and pressed to stainless steel tank for fermentation. A wine that is all about drinkability. The Negroamaro has a lovely earthy acidity, tinglingly dry. The Malvasia brings the stone fruit sweetness and fruity aromatics, the Touriga a touch of red berry and that perfumed rose petal. Layered with interest, but gluggable as hell.
About the Wine-maker:
Delinquente is the needle in the haystack rarely found
in a region often associated with high volume, low-quality wines. Twenty-something Greg Grigoriou has put together a lifetime
of experience being surrounded by the wine industry to produce eye-popping, dangerously drinkable wines from the Italian varietals that take to the Riverland climate so well all sourced from the celebrated single vineyard organic fruit of the regions most celebrated growers.