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"Beautifully weighted, finely textured & creamy" Wine Orbit

Juicy, ripe fruit flavours balanced with subtle vanilla spice & caramel

An ideal wine to enjoy with roast chicken, creamy potatoes & good company

Delta Marlborough Chardonnay 2018

Member rating / 34
Awarded Blue-Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 93/100 Points 100% New Zealand Freight Included
Delta Marlborough Chardonnay 2018

Delta Marlborough Chardonnay 2018

Member rating / 34
Another great vintage with a brand new look, sourced from Marlborough's Lower Wairau Valley...


Awarded Blue-Gold & Top 100 Wine

Sydney International Wine Competition 2020

Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jun 2019


  • Lightly oaked
  • Vanilla
  • Brioche
  • Peach

"This is gorgeously styled and expressed on the nose showing ripe peach, rockmelon, vanilla, roasted cashew and subtle brioche characters on the nose, leading to a beautifully weighted palate that is finely textured and creamy. The wine offers delightful fruit purity as well as elegant complexity, finishing long and delectable. At its best: now to 2022" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jun 2019

Golden colour in the glass. Showcasing aromas of ripe peach, apricot and vanilla pod. Juicy pear and ripe peach form a fruity palate, balanced with subtle vanilla spice and caramel on the finish.

These select Clone 15 Chardonnay grapes were sourced from Marlborough's Lower Wairau Valley, predominantly from one select vineyard. 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.

The grapes were harvested both by hand and machine. Once transported to the winery, the grapes were pressed, lightly settled and inoculated with a selected yeast strain. The natural stone fruit flavours were maintained, and secondary characteristics such as sandalwood, caramel and vanilla spice developed with malolactic fermentation, regular lees stirring and maturation in oak, before lighting fining and filtering.

Food Pairing: The 2018 Chardonnay is elegant and concentrated. An ideal wine to enjoy with roast chicken, creamy potatoes and good company.

Vegetarian friendly.


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Ditto as per the Pinot Gris

Bernadette - 25/09/2019

A good chardonnay for the price - more character than most

Roy - 09/08/2019

Very enjoyable wine

Daphne - 05/08/2019

plenty of body and legs

Gary - 05/08/2019

A pleasant every day drop, quite fruity

Kevin - 25/08/2020

would buy anytime. value for money.

Betty - 16/09/2019

Lovely wine just not my type of chardonnay

Alison - 12/09/2019

Lovely drinking, good value

Lorraine - 09/09/2019

A very moreish lightly oaked chardonnay. Great drinking now.

Stephen - 20/08/2019

Very good. I liked it better than the more expensiveCalifornian Bogle

Malcolm - 16/08/2019

Clean taste

Gary - 12/08/2019

Yummy Chard, will definitely buy again :-)

Jenny - 11/08/2019

Very good value for money

Chris - 10/08/2019

Nice product good price

Dave - 07/08/2019

A good wine for enjoying mid week. Not strong chardonnay characters but a nice quaffer.

Phil - 31/08/2020

A good wine with food

Chris - 13/09/2019


Richard - 10/08/2019


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