2022 Delinquente Hell Macerato13741
WINEMAKER: Con-Greg Grigoriou
REGION: Riverland, SA
VARIETAL: Arinto, Malvasia
VITICULTURE: Certified Organic/Biodynamic
All fruit for the 2022 Hell wines was sourced from the Bassham Organic and Biodynamic vineyard in The Riverland. Arinto and Malvasia fermented on skins for two weeks, the combined and allowed to rest on skins together for another 3 weeks before being pressed to old oak. Intriguing and intensely aromatic, a wine true to the orange wine masters from which our inspiration is taken. White florals, apricots and fleshy pineapple with a medium-bodied, grippy and textural finish.
Con-Greg Grigoriou grew up on a vineyard in the Riverland, South Australia, where his father has managed wineries for over 35 years. A few years ago, while working for an advertising agency in Melbourne, he tasted his first truly interesting Riverland wine and something clicked - why weren’t people producing high-quality wines in his home region?
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 sources grapes from trusted growers many of whom he has know his whole life, who work organically. In the cellar Greg takes this organic philosophy forward, all his wines are small-batch and single-vineyard, fermented in stainless steel with wild yeast and without acid adjustments. His aim is to make wine that is pure, drinkable and delicious - or as he would put it, “smashable”.