2023 "Roko Il Vagabondo" Montepulciano
With dark berries, cracking acidity and rustic soft tannins, Roko Il Vagabondo is an uncomplicated gutsy wine, full of flavor and energy. Sourced only from Bassham Family Organic vineyard, this Montepulciano was picked on two different occasions, fermented separately prior to blending and bottling. The first pick allowed the fruit’s acidity and green energy to shine while the second pick allowed riper, deeper flavors to develop.
Expect a dark fruit forward purple wine full of blueberries, plum, and cloves with deep powerful savory and earthy aromas. Finished with soft tannins to provide body and acidity to keep freshness and length going. 13.5% abv.
Reminds us of: Blueberry, blackberry, earthy, dried herbs
Serve and Pair: Slightly chilled. Great with your favorite meaty dishes including Beef Kaldereta, Steak, BBQ!
Region: Riverland, South Australia
Viticulture: Organic and Biodynamic, Single Estate Vineyard
Interventions: Hand picked, wild yeast, unfined and unfiltered, no addition except minimal SO2
Winemaking: Harvest on two different occasions. Wild fermented separately in stainless steel to retain and preserve all the flavors and aromas. Then, blended prior to bottling.
From Winemaker’s website:
Delinquente makes small batch, minimal intervention wines from Southern Italian grape varieties grown in the Riverland, South Australia.
Delinquente was born and raised in the Riverland, surrounded by vineyards and the mighty Murray River. This is Con-Greg’s attempt at making the best wine he can from the place he grew up. Organically grown, minimal intervention, honest, hand-made wines that not only are great fun to drink, but represent the sun, the red dirt and uniquely Australian terroir of the Riverland.
The Riverland can be very hot and very dry, particularly through the vines growing season. For that reason, Con-Greg chosen to work with Southern Italian grape varieties – varieties that are suited to the climate, need less water and are naturally drought resistant, are late ripening and retain natural acidity. In this way, Delinquente is more environmentally sustainable, and allow him to make wines with lower alcohol levels but heaps of freshness and flavour.
Delinquente is “delinquent” in Italian, which speaks to their desire to always buck the trend, break rules and do things our way. To that end, all of the incredible artwork for Delinquente, from the labels, to cartons, tees and even gifs, are created by his good friend Jason Koen, AKA “Ankles”. Delinquente is his passion project, evident in the intensity of his hand drawn labels which pop from across the room, and the deeply important and personal themes that they speak of.
Sometimes you’ve got to heed the call of the wild child within.
Sometimes you’ve got to go home with a bunch of grapes who’re ugly as sin.
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