Delinquente Hells, Rose Blend, Riverland SA – 2019
Aroma: Stewed Strawberry + Tomato Leaf
Palate: Pomegranate + Rose Hip Tea
There is ALOT of cool stuff coming out of the Riverland right now and Delinquente are leading the charge with their range of trend setting wines, which look as good on the shelf as they do in your glass. Delinquente is “delinquent” in Italian, speaks to their desire to buck the trend and break rules. Born and raised in the Riverland, they focus on organically grown, minimal intervention, honest, hand-made wines that not only are great fun to drink, but represent the terroir of the Riverland. They work with Southern Italian varietals which enjoy the arid heat, require less water and retain natural acidity. Their ‘Hell’ range is their most premium offering – the most small batch, experimental and boundary pushing wines. A blend of 40% Lagrein, 40% Malvasia, 20% Chenin Blanc, it balances acidity + freshness with zesty, saline characters and citrus.