Delta Marlborough 2017 Rosé, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, and 2016 ‘Hatters Hill’ Chardonnay

20-Jul-2018

With Neal Ibbotson of Saint Clair taking over full ownership of Delta Wines last year, there has been a consolidation of the brand, its market position, tiers and aspirations. Originally the wines came from the Delta Farm at the mouth of the Waihopai Valley, but now the brand includes fruit from other sub-regions in Marlborough, and from the Saint Clair owned property in the Gimblett Gravels in Hawke’s Bay. The tiers are more clearly defined, with ‘River Delta’ offering value and accessibility, the ‘Delta’ wines expressing variety and region, and the ‘Hatters Hill’ range to more sophisticated qualities. Other styles and varieties have been introduce the range from just Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. The experienced and respected winemaker Heather Stewart oversees the production. This brand is quickly attaining its ideal position. Here, I review the new Delta 2017 Pinot Noir Rosé, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, and ‘Hatters Hill’ Chardonnay, all from Marlborough fruit. www.deltawines.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Delta Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2017
  • Delta Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017
  • Delta Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017
  • Delta ‘Hatters Hill’ Marlborough Chardonnay 2016

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