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DELINQUENTE

DELINQUENTE 2019 Hell Malvasia

$35.00

Delinquente's Hell - experimental, super small batch, boundary pushing wines.

Malvasia Bianco is grown throughout central and Southern Italy - an aromatic, sweet fruited variety that thrives in the heat and produces big bunches with even bigger, juicy berries. A variety perfectly suited to the Riverland. This wine is fermented in three separate components - 1/3 as a direct press juice ferment, 1/3 fermented on skins for 4 nights, then pressed off, and the final 1/3 fermented on skins until sugar dry, about 12 days. Each component is aged separately in old French barriques for 8 months, before being blended together and bottled with nothing added except a touch of SO2.

The result is 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, it's balanced out by the savoury, brine-y, 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.