Delta Wines 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

28-Jul-2017
Delta Wines was established in 2000 when winemaker Matt Thomson, Englishman David Gleave MW and Neal Ibbotson of Saint Clair purchased a site for a Pinot Noir vineyard on the site of the Delta Farm at the mouth of the Waihopai Valley. The initial aim was to supply the U.K. market with quality Marlborough Pinot Noir. The wines proved to be very successful and Sauvignon Blanc from the Dillons Point district was added to the portfolio.

Recently, Neal Ibbotson took full ownership of the business, and the Delta wines now come under the Saint Clair umbrella of tiers and brands. With this change has come a broadening of the accessibility of the wines to take advantage of the positive market acceptance of the brand, and an increased presence for the domestic scene. Delta has increased the vineyard selection for the fruit to achieve this. Winemaker Heather Stewart from Saint Clair joined the Delta team in 2015, and assumed responsibility for the Delta wine vinification from this year. Here, I review the new 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the blend for the Sauvignon a new one for this release. www.deltawines.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Delta River Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
  • Delta Marlborough Chardonnay 2016
  • Delta Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

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