Product: Bold and bright, a distinct passionfruit, tropical vibe presents up front. Structural and herbaceous – lemon thyme grassiness holds fort on the palate with a subdued citrus, stonefruit push providing a counterpoint in the background. Classic Vermentino on the finish – briney, seaspray savouriness again turned up a little.
Region: Riverland, South Australia
Producer Info: Greg Grigoriou grew up in South Australia’s Riverland district, surrounded by pioneering European immigrant families who built the identity of the region in the mid to late part of the 20th century. When his own label ‘Delinquente’ launched, he was keen to show his region in a light that it hadn’t been before; bright and energetic wines from varieties suited to the climate that could be grown in a sustainable manner.
Greg works closely with his growers from planting to harvest, and most of the fruit is certified Biodynamic Fast forward some years and Delinquente is a young brand success story, Greg’s thoughtful decisions to shun more conventional Riverland varieties, styles and packaging has led to a cult-like following for his label around Australia and other important global markets. Everything in the range is limited, everything in the range is delicious.