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"Weeping Juan" 2023 Pink Petillant Naturel, 2023

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Riverland - Australia
Rosé, Sparkling
100% natural
Nero d'Avola, Vermentino
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From the Grower
"Each variety was picked, pressed off straight away and fermented separately, blended when both parcels reached approx. 15g/L residual sugar and bottled, allowing natural ferment to kick off again in bottle and produce the petillant naturel style. The party is back! Light and hazy pink in the glass, lush, sweet aromatic spices jump out up front – vanilla, cinnamon, coconut – mum’s fruit toast is where I always go with this wine and it’s here again. On the palate is underripe strawberry, with a fuji apple, watermelon rind cleanness and crunch. Juan is lively this year – serve ice cold and have your glass ready – but to my mind this is the best interpretation of this wine we’ve made, an absolute stunner that disappears all too quickly"
vineyard Vineyard
  • Organic & Biodynamic (certified)
  • Grape Percentage: 75 and 25
  • 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: <1 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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