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"Beautifully fruited & elegantly complex" Wine Orbit

Displaying a fruit driven palate with subte vanilla spice & caramel on the finish

An ideal wine to enjoy with pan seared white fish & creamy potato bake

Delta Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

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6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21
Awarded 91/100 Points Awarded 4.5 Stars Awarded 4 Stars 100% New Zealand Freight Included
Delta Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

Delta Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

Member rating / 20
These select Chardonnay grapes were sourced from Marlborough's Lower Wairau Valley...
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21


Awarded 4 Stars 

Michael Cooper, Buyer's Guide Edition 2020

Awarded 91/100 Points & 4.5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Mar 2020


  • Oaked
  • Ripe stone fruit
  • Vanilla spice
  • Lemon zest

"Beautifully fruited and elegantly complex, the wine shows nectarine, fig, lemon pith, vanilla and roasted cashew characters on the nose with a hint of brioche. The palate displays excellent weight and intensity, splendidly complemented by creamy mouthfeel and well-pitched acidity. Elegant yet flavoursome with a lengthy attractive finish. At its best: now to 2024" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Mar 2020

"Instantly likeable, the 2019 vintage was grown in the lower Wairau Valley and mostly handled in tanks; 25 per cent of the blend was fermented in seasoned French oak barrels. Light lemon/green, it is vibrantly fruity and very finely balanced, with generous, ripe stonefruit flavours to the fore, a distinct touch of complexity, fresh acidity and a dry, harmonious finish" Michael Cooper, Buyer's Guide Edition 2020

Pale golden colour in the glass. Aromas of ripe fig, lemon zest and vanilla pod. Fresh fig and ripe stone fruits form a fruity palate, balanced with subte vanilla spice and caramel on the finish. The 2019 Chardonnay is elegant and concentrated, with a complex palate of stone fruit and vanilla spice with a lengthy finish.

These select Chardonnay grapes were sourced from Marlborough's Lower Wairau Valley.

The 2019 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 machina harvested in the cool of the night.

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 panna cotta, caramel and vanilla spice developed with malolactic fermentation, regular lees stirring and maturation in oak, before lighting fining and filtering.

Food Pairing: An ideal wine to enjoy with pan seared white fish and creamy potato bake.

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fruity, good value for money chardonnay.

Chris - 09/09/2021

Better than I thought it was going to be for that price. I'll have some more :)

Tony - 28/07/2021

An average chardonnay - pleasant drinking but not a memorable wine. Good for BBQ time. I bought some Delta Hatters Hill Chardonnay off this site recently and that was a vastly superior wine and next time I will willingly pay the small difference to buy the Hatters Hill.

Bill - 01/08/2021

Slightly bitter

Graham - 22/08/2020

Nice wine to drink on its own or with food

Jessica - 22/04/2020

Nice chardonnay at a reasonable price

noel - 13/04/2020


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