Delinquente Jaybird Bianco Macerato
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Region: Riverland, Australia
Grape variety: Arinto, Vermentino, Fiano, Chardonnay, and Malvasia
Delinquente Jaybird Bianco Macerato is an easy-drinking, approachable skin-contact white wine. Each parcel was fermented separately – the Fiano and Chardonnay were pressed off skins straight away, while the Arinto Vermentino and Malvasia were fermented on skins until sugar dry, up to 14 days. The combination of fruit-forward, acid-driven, and aromatic varieties, combined with extended skin contact, creates a wine that is at once thought-provoking, and interesting, but also refreshing and delicious.
Song: Could Have Been Me by The Struts
Fruity & Dry
Cool Whites and Orange (53°–57°)
Very Low Sulfur (less than 20mg/L)
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ABOUT THE PRODUCER
About Delinquente Jaybird Bianco Macerato
Delinquente Jaybird Bianco Macerato is an easy-drinking, approachable skin-contact white wine. Each parcel was fermented separately – the Fiano and Chardonnay were pressed off skins straight away, while the Arinto Vermentino and Malvasia were fermented on skins until sugar dry, up to 14 days. Each parcel was allowed to go through malolactic fermentation and settle out before being blended just before bottling.
The combination of fruit-forward, acid-driven, and aromatic varieties, combined with extended skin contact, creates a wine that is at once thought-provoking, and interesting, but also refreshing and delicious. The nose is aromatic as – canned lychee, and orange blossom – floral and super fresh. The upfront citrus hit of pink grapefruit and briney lemon makes way for the crunchy buzz of savory, herbaceous tannin – not overpowering, but lingering. The characteristic acid from the Arinto and the textural mouthfeel and lingering white flower of Fiano tie it all together and provide length.
About Delinquente Wine Co.
Con Greg founded Delinquente in 2013 after trying his hand at other industries before returning home to the Riverland. He grew up surrounded by wine; his Dad was the manager of production for one of the region’s bulk wineries. Delinquente translates to ‘delinquent’ in Italian, which speaks to Con and his team’s desire to always buck the trend, break rules, and do things their way. He aims to showcase how good wines from Riverland can be if grape varieties and clones are used that are suited to the climate and soil type and if you treat the vines with respect and care.
Riverland has been established for being a region that produces a majority of bulk wine using highly mechanized viticulture traditions, and the region produces a third of the nation’s total crush. It stretches between the bends of the mighty Murray River and the vast edge of the Great Australian Outback. Riverland’s vineyards are highly influenced by two types of soils: the river valley soil made up of sandy and clay particles, and Mallee soil, comprising lime and clay layers. The region has a warm, temperate climate but doesn’t get much rain. With its relatively low altitude, it can be insanely hot during summer. The Murray River provides necessary relief and access to water for farming.
Con Greg sources organically grown fruit from two small family growers. Breaking from traditional mechanical farming in the region, all the fruit is hand-picked and hand-sorted. Even with the Murray River providing some water relief, the Riverland can be very hot and very dry, particularly through the vines’ growing season. That is the reason Con Greg chose to work primarily with Southern Italian grape varieties, which are suited to the climate, need less water are naturally drought resistant, are late ripening, and retain natural acidity. In this way, they are more environmentally sustainable, and allow the production of wines with lower alcohol levels but heaps of freshness and flavor.
All Delinquente wines are made with extremely minimal intervention in the winery. The core group of still wines – Screaming Betty Vermentino, Pretty Boy Rosato, Roko il Vagabondo Montepulciano – are wild fermented in stainless steel. The Hell Series of wines show additional nuances and texture through the use of seasoned oak. The yeasts are always native, no wines are fined or filtered, and the only sulfur addition is at bottling and employed in minimal amounts.