Delinquente, 'Screaming Betty' Vermentino 2020
An amazingly broad fruit spectrum, citrus, stone and orchard. Summer in a bottle!
Delinquente are producing wines of vitality, freshness and intrigue from the Riverland region of South Australia. An amazing broad spectrum of fruit from citrus and stone through to orchard. Classic Vermentino sea-spray saline character adds savoury character to the wine. Delicious drinking.
Region/Country: Riverland, South Australia, Australia
Production Method: Organic viticulture. Stainless steel wild yeast fermentation, 6 weeks on fine lees.
Style: Crisp, saline and lightly textural.
Pairing Suggestion: Seafood, salads, aperitif style
Profile: At home on the coast, capable of producing lively, salty wines, often with a light sparkle owing to winemaking practices. Vermentino is also known as Pigato in Liguria, Favorita in Piedmont and Rolle in Southern France. The fruit profile tends toward lemon citrus, and the best wines have a light Mediterranean herbal edge to add complexity, and are incredibly moreish. The perfect foil to any coastal cuisine.
Classic Regions: Sardinia, Liguria, Piedmont, Tuscany (Italy), Southern Rhone, Languedoc (France), McLaren Vale, Riverland (Australia)
Delinquente Wine Co
Con-Greg’s idea for Delinquente Wine Co was to take advantage of the Riverland’s small vineyards planted with Southern Italian varieties, which are suited to the region’s dry Mediterranean climate. He buys in grapes from trusted growers who work organically, and is pretty much hands-off in the winery. All his wines are small-batch and single-vineyard, fermented in stainless steel with wild yeast. His aim is to make wine that is pure, drinkable and delicious