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Delinquente Wine

07. Libra— 2019 DELINQUENTE Hell Malvasia


True to the nature of the Venus-ruled folk, this wine is an aesthetic testament. Sunny and light, synonymous with the optimism of Libra. 

Aromatically, you can expect to be swept away by bright tropical fruit notes; straight up passionfruit, pineapple, lychee and honeysuckle florals. Such a pretty perfume.

The palate is refreshing - in true Libran style - tropical fruit flavours balanced with a nice acid line and persisting length. What starts out as sweet and floral, finishes on a dry, almost saline note. This is a wine of exceptional balance and finesse.

Bright, beautiful and balanced - a tribute to the sign of the scales.


Winemaker’s notes

‘Malvasia Bianco is grown throughout central and Southern Italy - an aromatic, sweet fruited variety that thrives in the heat and produces big bunches with even bigger, juicy berries. A variety perfectly suited to the Riverland. This wine is fermented in three separate components - 1/3 as a direct press juice ferment, 1/3 fermented on skins for 4 nights, then pressed off, and the final 1/3 fermented on skins until sugar dry, about 12 days. Each component is aged separately in old French barriques for 8 months, before being blended together and bottled with nothing added except a touch of SO2.

The result is a layered and very unique wine, with length and drive, funk and clarity. Its super aromatic on the nose, and while initially you get that pop of intense stone fruit sweetness, its balanced out by the savoury, briney, almost saltiness imparted by time on skins. The acid line holds beautifully to cut through all this and provide the length and drinkability required. Allow fish and chips, or spaghetti with swordfish and capers, to find a new friend.’




Libra Season - September 24 to October 23

Ruler | Venus - Element | Air - Quality | Cardinal


Libra, the beautiful contradiction.

You are a breath of fresh air. Pure charm, captivating and light. Subtle and humbling is your aura of grace. The pacifist. Sensitive, kind and compassionate. You are the solace in a disrupted world.

Your soul’s purpose is to create harmony. To encourage cooperation and inspire justice through your dedicated example. The mediator, delicate in your tact and diplomacy, you brighten the attitudes and solve the problems you encounter. Adept at weighing up the options and considering both sides; you offer guidance in a way that is innately selfless.

This need for calm extends to aesthetic refinement, as inspired by your ruler Venus. You are unwavering in your desire for perfection. Detailed you curate, straighten and smooth your environment to achieve the order you so crave.

You are epitomised by your quest for balance. Pendulous between two poles you are accustomed to the ups and downs. You have created your own sense of equilibrium, comfortably in between and mindfully removed from each extreme. Beautifully detached, you are content to dip your toes in the highs and lows rather than becoming completely absorbed or affected. It is not naive, but rather evolved. Wisely within this place of contentment you ground your existence.

Carefree, you live in the present, unconcerned by the past or with what the future holds. You are incredibly sensitive. Extremely intelligent, yet often gullible. Restless, yet never rushing. You are an unconscious series of contradictions. This trait, framed by your good intentions, only makes you more endearing.

In this pursuit of balance, you are comfortable in flux. Blasé, fun-loving and bright.