Delinquente Hell Skin Contqact Vermentino 750ml 11%
Delinquente's Hell - experimental, super small batch, boundary pushing wines.
Vermentino is almost our favourite variety - it is super maleable, we use it in a bunch of different ways and it responds to different winemaking techniques with unique, interesting and always delicious results. For this wine, the fruit is destemmed and fermented on skins until sugar dry, about 14 days. The wine was then pressed to seasoned French barriques, where it rested on full solids for 8 months, before being racked once and blended back together prior to bottling. This wine sees no additions of any kind save for a small amount of SO2 at bottling.
A wine all about layers, complexity and energy. The citrusy nature of Vermentino shows itself here in an intense, pithy, lemon sorbet like tang. But it’s the savoury elements that cut through this and provide the real interest – briney and saline, the crunchy tannins are balanced by the hint of oak, so while complex, it provides mean drinkability and screams for fresh, oily fish over red hot coals.