The top 50 wines of 2013
Jo Burzynska - The NZ Herald - 17 April 2013
Made from the joint venture of Britain-based Master of Wine David Gleave and respected Marlborough winemaker, Matt Thomson, the Delta's smooth and juicy upfront cherry and raspberry fruit make this one of the most appealing sub-$30 pinot noirs on the market. (From Village Winery, Fine Wine Delivery Company.)
New Zealand pinot noir
Susy Atkins - The Telegraph - 29 April 2013
One for fans of highly fruity, fresh pinots with good acidity, this 100 per cent Marlborough-region pinot has lively cherry fruitcake and juicy red-berry flavours and a long, succulent finish.
Silver Medal at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards
Air New Zealand Wine Awards
The Delta Pinot Noir 2010 won a Silver Medal at the 2012 Air New Zealand Wine Awards.
2010 Delta Pinot - 92 Points
Wine Taste Special Edition 95 by Tyson Stelzer
Kiwi pinot, ready to party tonight! Enticingly fruit focused, consummately approachable and silky-structured, this is New Zealand’s best bargain pinot right now. A pretty, fragrant expression of violets, red cherries, pink pepper and blackberries lingers long into the finish, with gentle support provided by finely structured, silky tannins. $21 at Prince.
4 Stars for Delta 2010 Pinot Noir
Ruby-red colour with some depth, and light purple hues on the edge. This has bright dark cherry and raspberry fruit aromas, lively and fruit-expressive, quite primary, with a refreshing steely, minerally note. Medium-bodied, bright, up-front flavours of dark cherries and raspberries are supported by fine-grained tannins and lacy acidity, forming an elegant palate core and line. Fine textures and smooth mouthfeel allow the fruit to grow is juiciness and succulence on the long and sustained finish. This is a supple, up-front and juicy Pinot Noir with a fine-grained texture. Match with poultry and pork over the next 4-5 years. Dijon clone fruit from the ‘Delta Farm’ vineyard, 99% destemmed but not crushed, given a cold soak and fermented to 13.2% alc., 33% of the wine aged 10 months in one-third new French oak. 18.0-/20 Oct 2012 RRP $24.00