Riverland, South Australia.
A classic, chillable light and juicy red with a savoury edge, faint tannins and sharp acidity.
Grapes: Negroamaro 85%, Montepulciano 10%, Lagrein 5%
Organic: Yes - Certified
Biodynamic: Yes - Certified
Delinquente choose to work with Southern Italian grape varieties that are suited to the hot, dry climate of the Riverland. They are drought resistant reducing the need for irrigation in farming. Soils are red sandy loam over limestone, and grapes are hand-picked.
Picked early and treated simply, the fruit was handpicked and destemmed into one tonne open fermenters. Gentle hand plunging, post primary ferment the wine was pressed off to old oak for malo and maturation for about 8 months. Racked, and a touch of SO2 added with a a small amount of Montepulciano and Lagrein added at bottling.
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