2023 "Screaming Betty" Vermentino
Thirst-quenching, citrus-driven Vermentino with a lick of salt, this wine is made for casual drinking and summer’s heat.
This vintage presents passionfruit flavors combined with the classic Vermentino lemon and lime flavors. Though grown in Australia, this brings us to the old Italian countryside with the classic brine and sea spray finish. Spending 4 weeks on lees (that's yeast) and stirred twice weekly, the Screaming Betty displays a layer of creamy mouthfeel to balance out the brightness of this Vermentino. Drink it cold with your favorite fatty and indulgent food. 12% abv.
Reminds us of: Lemon, pear, lime, salt, green apple. mineral.
Serve and Pair: Enjoy this well chilled on its own on a warm afternoon or to start an early dinner. Great with simply prepared quality ingredients like grilled fish or high acid fatty savory dishes like chicken adobo and crispy pasta.
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: Being extra cool in 2021, acids remained high while the fruit was ripened longer, leading to higher alcohol and deeper flavors. Wild fermented in stainless steel, the Vermentino spent 4 weeks on fine lees, stirred twice weekly, giving it a beautiful, textural creamy edge not usually seen in Australian Vermentino.
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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