Delinquente "Bullet Dodger" Montepulciano, Riverland
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Delinquente "Bullet Dodger" Montepulciano, Riverland - 2022

Item # 37763 750mL

A refreshing and exciting wine from South Australia. This juicy, easy-drinking Montepulciano was sourced from a single vineyard and made with a minimal intervention winemaking approach including natural, open ferments and no adds in the winery besides a touch of SO2. We're thrilled to have found this fun and delicious wine from a young and ambitious winemaking team.

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Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.

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Staff Pick Notes

Part of what makes drinking wine so much fun is all the rule bending that pops up in the wine world. Don’t overlook this Montepulciano just because it’s not your standard Barossa Shiraz from down under. You may not expect to see a grape from the Adriatic side of Italy thriving in south Australia, but the variety is well suited to the hot, dry climate. The hallmarks of the Montepulciano grape shine in this hemisphere’s terroir as brightly as they do in Abruzzo. What else do you need besides the right balance of bright cherry fruit, acidity and spice? Maybe a good dose of irreverence and innovation & luckily that’s exactly what this bottle offers.




Australian Shiraz (made from the grape called “Syrah” in other parts of the world) shows the essence of the outback: it’s big, bold, and a little rough around the edges. The vast country leaves lots of room for variation, however, with its many terroirs each yielding distinctively styled wines. The climate of South Australia’s McLaren Vale district is heavily influenced by the ocean; wines here typically show savory notes of olive and spice on the nose and deep berry flavors on the palate....

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This rugged red staple can be anything from a simply fruited, easy-drinking wine to a serious, more structured offering, complete with all the depth and earthiness that can come from old-vine fruit and ideally placed vineyards. Montepulciano d'Abruzzi is produced in the region of Abruzzi from the Montepulciano grape, and is not to be confused with Tuscany’s Sangiovese-based Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Many of the modern incarnations of Abruzzi’s favorite red wine are bigger, more structured,...

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South Australia

South Australia is home to nearly half the country's wine production as well as the center of premium Shiraz production. It contains the Clare Valley, Barossa Valley, Eden Valley, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, and Coonawarra regions.

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