Hatters Hill Portfolio Update

Hatters Hill Portfolio Update

 Delta Estate has always produced exceptional red and white wines. What started off exclusively with Pinot Noir production, has now grown to include other grape varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris, and in more recent years, Grüner Veltliner, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Understanding that different grape varieties perform best in different soil types and microclimates, the Delta Estate philosophy is to produce wines that give a real expression of the terroir on which they are grown.

In 2022, Delta Estate added three new wines to the Hatters Hill portfolio: Grüner Veltliner, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet-Merlot.

Both the Cabernet Franc and Cabernet-Merlot blend are produced exclusively from grapes from the Gimblett Gravels Winegrowing District, and have had two plus years to develop in bottle. They are ready to be enjoyed now, but can also be cellared for many years to come.

The Grüner Veltliner is selected from a small single site in Marlborough’s central Wairau Valley. This variety is most associated with Austria and has been planted in New Zealand for decades. It is a beautifully structured dry white wine with superb ability to age too.

Winemaker Heather Stewart focuses on hand crafting wines that are expressive and true to their vineyard roots, and these wines are no exception. Three outstanding Five-Star reviews from wine writer Sam Kim at Wine Orbit, the team here at Delta are delighted to share our wines with the world.

2021 Hatters Hill Grüner Veltliner

Beautifully styled and elegantly expressed, showing apricot, fig, lemon zest and jasmine aromas, it's juicy and finely flowing in the mouth delivering lively mouthfeel and crisp acidity. Pristine and refreshing with a lengthy engaging finish.” 

 5 Stars, 94 Points – Sam Kim: Wine Orbit, 2023


2021 Hatters Hill Cabernet Franc

“Fabulously ripe and perfumed, the bouquet shows Black Doris plum, blueberry, bay leaf, violet and toasted nut aromas, followed by a delightfully flavoursome palate offering bright fruit intensity together with silky texture and fine tannins.”

5 Stars, 93 Points – Sam Kim: Wine orbit, 2023


2020 Hatters Hill Cabernet Merlot

“This is wonderfully composed and expressed, showing blackcurrant, subtle tobacco, cedar, clove and floral aromas on the nose. The palate delivers excellent weight and plump mouthfeel beautifully complemented by refined texture and chalky tannins, leading to a sustained structured finish.”

5 Stars, 94 Points – Sam Kim: Wine Orbit, 2023


We hope you enjoy these wines as much as we do.

Cheers – The Delta Estate team

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