• . . .alluring perfumes, beguiling. . .
    liveliness of fruit,
    and lightly toasted oak. . .
    allowing the best expression of the fruit
  • The Delta philosophy is to produce Pinot Noir with
    vibrant fruit, good tannin structure, excellent acidity
    and well integrated subtle oak
  • The Delta Wine Company produces exceptional wines defined by the land.


Wine review - 2012 Delta Pinot Noir

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

4 stars
Raymond Chan has given the 2012 Delta Pinot Noir 4 stars, 18/20. He describes it as dark, deep, ruby-red colour with lighter garnet hues on edge. This has an elegantly concentrated and fresh bouquet with a good core of ripe black and red berry fruits, and kirsch, entwined with subtle herb, earth and minerally complexities along with hints of smoky reductive elements. Medium-full bodied, the palate features a silky, smooth-flowing core of black cherry and raspberry fruit complexed by dark herb, mineral and earthy notes. The mouthfeel is refined and vibrant with very fine-grained tannins and soft, lacy acidity underlining the fruit. This has a delicate succulence that carries through to a tightly bound and very long, lingering finish with cherry fruit flavours and minerals. This is a fine-featured, sweet dark-red fruited Pinot Noir with subtle complexing mineral nuances. Serve with poultry, pork and Asian cuisine over the next 5-6 years.

Wine Orbit - Sam Kim

4 stars
Sam Kim at Wine Orbit has given the 2012 Delta Pinot Noir 4 stars, 87/100. He describes it as a flavoursome pinot, the nicely lifted bouquet shows dark cherry, plum, floral and a touch of roasted nut characters, leading to a juicy palate that's well fruited and silky. This is friendly and approachable, showing lovely balance and appeal. At its best now to 2016.

Winestate Magazine - 4.5 stars for our Pinot Noir

The Winestate Magazine annual judging to find the best New Zealand and Australian wines from 11,000 tasted, has awarded our 2012 Delta Pinot Noir 4.5 stars.