Country: New Zealand Region: Marlborough Vintage: 2016
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc Category: White Wine Color: White
Producer: Delta Vineyard
"The Delta farm, first established in 1848, was purchased in 2000 by four partners, including winemaker Matt Thomson and David Gleave of Liberty Wines. Their specialisation in Pinot Noir sets Delta apart from the crowd in Marlborough.
Lying on the West Coast highway, the 30-hectare Delta Vineyard is planted with the best new Dijon clones of Pinot Noir and can be divided into two areas. The flatter part, closer to the road, produces approachable, younger drinking wines bottled under the 'Delta' label, whereas the best fruit from the hillsides that rise to around 175 metres produces the reserve style 'Hatter's Hill'. The low vigour clay soils, combined with the elevation of the vineyard, the warm days, the excellent quality of the light, the cool nights and the constant breeze, make this site ideal for the production of top quality Pinot Noir. This year sees the welcome addition of both a 'Delta' and 'Hatter's Hill' Sauvignon Blanc which are excellent partners to the Pinot Noirs in terms of quality and style."
Product Features: Certified Organic;Vegan;Vegetarian
Product Allergens: Sulphites Label
Winemaker: Matt Thomson
The first vintage of Sauvignon Blanc from Delta Vineyard was 2014. Vines are planted on a single vineyard which is part of the Dillons Point area, located at the lower Wairau Valley. It sits on free draining, deep and fertile alluvial soils adjoining saline, coastal soils. A healthy canopy is trained on a VSP system.
The fruit was machine harvested and immediately destemmed and pressed off to minimise skin contact. After settling, the racked juice was inoculated with selected yeasts and fermented in stainless steel at cool temperatures to retain fruit flavour and freshness.
A wine of great concentration, with aromas of passion fruit and blackcurrant leaf. The palate is full of flavour and richness; a medley of sweet naval orange, white currant and passion fruit.
Closure: Stelvin ABV:13.5%