Delicato Family Vineyards
Delicato Family Vineyards is one of the fastest growing wine companies in the world, celebrating 90+ years of California winemaking and grape growing heritage. Family-owned and operated since the company’s founding in 1924, three generations of Delicato family have fostered the winery’s commitment to innovation, quality and environmental stewardship – cornerstones that have harnessed the family’s long-term focus and solidified the winery as an internationally recognized leader in the industry.
Bright aromas of strawberry and watermelon. The full, ripe fruit flavours are well balanced with a refreshing mouthfeel and a slight crisp, lingering finish.
A perfect BBQ wine!
Made from ripe red Zinfandel grapes which are picked in the coolest part of the day, rushed to the winery and crushed with some de-stemming, then pumped into steel temperature-controlled tanks where the short ferment takes place at around 18 degrees - with the juice benefiting from the maceration on skins as the colour 'bleeds' from the red grape skins into the juice, turining it pink over a matter of hours. Once at the correct colour, the naturally sweet juice is pumped from the tank and then cooled to continue further ferment, using the grapes natural sugar. The ferment is stopped using pressurisation and the pink juice, retaining some natural sweetness and benefiting from notes of red berries and citrus, is then clarified, filtered and then bottled.