Delinquente Hell Series Malvasia
Region: Riverlands, SA
From the Winery:
The Hell Wines are where we throw caution to the wind, get down and dirty, try new things and have a red hot go at making the most interesting, exciting and delicious wines we can from the vineyards we work with.
We love Malvasia; big bunches, intense fruit flavor, late ripening and holds onto acidity in hot weather – perfect for The Riverland! The fruit for this wine was hand picked and fermented on skins for 8 days, plunged twice daily. This wine sees no additions of any kind save for a small amount of SO2 at bottling. Working with the fruit in this way has allowed us to create 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, its balanced out by the savoury, briney, 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.