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"Tuff Nutt" 2023 Bianco d'Alessano Petillant Naturel, 2023

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Riverland - Australia
White, Sparkling
100% natural
Bianco d'Alessano
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From the Grower
"Fermented in stainless steel with wild vineyard yeast, the wine was bottled under crown seal to finish ferment, resulting in the Petillant Naturel, lightly sparkling style. The Sherwood Estate in Loxton North, owned by the Proud family, has the only planting of Bianco d’Alessano in Australia – a late ripening, aromatic variety that holds acid beautifully and is completely at home in the hot dry Riverland climate. Lush yet thirst slaking – the Bianco Pet Nat this year goes to another level in flavour and texture. Ripe tropical fruits burst from the glass on the nose, while the palate leans into the citrus spectrum – preserved lemon, briney saltiness. With a touch of residual sugar left once the ferment gave out in bottle, the fizz is gentle while the lemon curd creaminess that envelopes your palate and provides satisfying length and generosity. Acid for days, this wine performs a true disappearing act from the bottle."
vineyard Vineyard
  • Organic / Biodynamic (uncertified)
  • Grape Percentage: 100
  • Average age of vines: 15
  • Soil type: Sand
cellar Cellar
  • Fermented spontaneously using low-intervention
  • Sulphites: No added sulphites: <10 mg/L
  • Fining (clarification): Unfined
  • Filtering: Unfiltered
  • Suitable for Vegans and vegetarians
  • Alcohol: 11%
  • Residual sugar: 8 g/L
  • Vessel type: Stainless Steel
  • Bottle weight: 580

Additional Information

Vintage 2023 was the coldest, wettest and trickiest years we’ve faced. Endless rain on the east coast over the last few years came to roost with the Murray River flooding to the second highest levels in recorded history in the Riverland. Persistent rain through Spring and early summer meant not only was harvest delayed by several weeks as fruit ripened slowly, but disease pressures were high with winemaker and grape grower nerves being put to the test. Luckily a healthy vineyard and some warm sunshine in early autumn helped the fruit develop nicely, producing a suite of pretty, more subtle wines this year.
Delinquente Wine Co makes small batch, minimal intervention wines from Southern Italian grape varieties grown in The Riverland, South Australia. Sourcing fruit from two organically farmed vineyards, my aim is to make wines that focus on drinkability – picking early for low alcohols and high natural acidity, and clean, fresh fruit characters. Having grown up in The Riverland, I want to make wines that shine, and that the region can be proud of. By focusing on Southern Italian varieties such as Vermentino and Nero d’Avola, our wines are not only delicious, but are more sustainable, as these varieties are naturally more heat tolerant and drought resistant than the Burgundy and Bordeaux varieties traditionally planted in the region. More than anything, however, I want to make wines that are true to me, true to the region that they are from, with as little intervention as possible, and that are as enjoyable as possible for those drinking them.
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