Montepulciano, ungrafted and fruit forward with delicious powerful fruit, spice, plums... just a bit mouthful and so much better than yet another flippin Shiraz!
Con-Greg Grigoriou grew up on a vineyard in the Riverland, South Australia, where his father managed wineries for over 35 years. This is a region known for producing often unremarkable, high-volume wines, so it’s not entirely surprising that Con-Greg’s career aspirations took him down a completely different path. A few years ago, while working for an advertising agency in Melbourne, he tasted his first truly interesting Riverland wine and something clicked. It had been bubbling under for a while, but suddenly the idea of producing a small line of high-quality wines in his home region was too strong to shake. Con-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 buys in grapes from trusted growers who work organically, and is pretty much hands-off in the winery. All his wines are small-batch and single-vineyard. His aim is to make wine that is pure, drinkable and delicious - or as he would put it, “smashable”. To complete his vision he recruited local Adelaide street artist Ankles to design the edgy and strangely magnetic labels—with a quick Google image search you’ll see what we mean. The wines are sourced from single-vineyards planted on red sandy loam soils, and fermented in stainless steel with wild yeast.
Small Producer - Organic - Vegan - Vegetarian