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"Vibrant palate that is fleshy & smooth" Wine Orbit

Showcasing wonderful aromas of pear, quince paste & warm spices

An ideal wine as an aperatif, or paired with lightly spiced Thai cuisine

Delta Marlborough Pinot Gris 2018

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$14.99p/Btl
Erp $20.00 $17.39



Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 93/100 Points Awarded 93/100 Points 100% New Zealand Freight Included
Delta Marlborough Pinot Gris 2018

Delta Marlborough Pinot Gris 2018

Member rating / 25
Delta’s brand new look! The same exceptional winemaking, but bottled with a new style and look...
$14.99p/Btl
Erp $20.00 $17.39

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019

Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Apr 2019

Awarded 93/100 Points & Silver Medal

NWWA 2019

Awarded Silver Medal

Japan Wine Challenge 2019

Description

  • Dry style
  • White pear
  • Ripe stone fruit
  • Subtle spice

"The wine is instantly appealing; the inviting bouquet shows ripe stone fruit, fresh pear, floral and subtle spice aromas, followed by a vibrant palate that is fleshy and smooth. The wine offers pristine fruit flavours together with textural mouthfeel, finishing long and tasty. At its best: now to 2021" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Apr 2019

A pale gold colour in the glass. The 2018 Delta Pinot Gris shows aromas of pear, quince paste and warm spices. On the palate, expect pure and elegant flavours or fresh white pear, soft spices and a flavoursome dry finish.

The fruit was sourced from vineyards in Marlborough's Lower Wairau Valley and the Omaka Valley regions. The 2018 vintage started with cool spring weather, which extended the length of flowering, leading to open bunches with reduced potential disease pressure during early autumn rains. Lower crop levels led to increased intensity of flavours within the grapes. Ripening steadily throughout the growing period, this fruit was continually monitored until the right balance of flavour and physiological ripeness was attained.

During a cool evening, the vineyard was machine harvested and the grapes quickly transported to the winery where they were destemmed and pressed. The free run juice was collected from the press and cold settled prior to fermentation in stainless steel. A cool fermentation helped to retain the varietal aromas. Minimal fining and handling before filtration and bottling ensures this Pinot Gris shows a true expression of the natural terroir.

Food Pairing: The 2018 Pinot Gris has an elegant structure, with vibrant fruit notes, soft spices and creamy dry finish. An ideal wine as an aperatif, or paired with lightly spiced Thai cuisine.

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Alcohol

12.5%

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Member Rating

4 Stars

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User comments (11)

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J
Another very good buy. Pino Gris consumer thinks it’s right up there.

John - 18/03/2020

G
A great surprise to get this quality wine at this price point. Enjoyed the burst of flavours from the first mouthful. If you enjoy a drier pinot gris which still retains its aromatic profile, give this a try

Glenys - 15/03/2020

p
Great easy drinking gorgeous flavours

peter - 07/12/2019

R
??Going to order more.

Robert - 05/12/2019

C
Great drinking

Chris - 21/03/2020

Our third case. Love it

Bruce - 26/12/2019

P
Very fruity, crisp wine.

Peter - 02/11/2019

R
Easy, everyday drinking

Rosemary - 15/03/2020

Possibly a little drier than my preference. Will see after the next 5 bottles!

Hugh - 09/03/2020

S
Hits the spot at Sundowners time great on the palate.

Stan - 03/02/2020

Pleasant everyday drinking.

Nick - 23/12/2019


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