Delta Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

£14.99

GOLD - SWA 2016/SILVER - IWC 2016

TASTING NOTE

A perfumed wine with notes of ripe blackcurrants and dark spices. On the palate dark fruits dominate with undertones of fresh ground coffee and warmed spice. The wine has well-balanced acidity, a fine tannin structure and a long, clean finish.

The Delta Vineyard has 30 hectares of Pinot Noir. It is situated on the West Coast Highway in Marlborough in New Zealand’s South Island. About 25% of the vineyard is on the ‘flats’ while 75% is on the hills that rise to about 175 metres. The clay soil, combined with the elevation of the vineyard, as well as the warm days, the excellent quality of the light, cool nights and a constant breeze - makes this site ideal for the production of top quality Pinot Noir.

The 2014 growing season was characterised by an early dry spring followed by typical cool nights and warm days in late summer and into the early autumn. This allowed for full ripeness with wonderful fruit intensity.

At the winery each clone is cold soaked for five days prior to fermentation. Cultured yeasts were used for the primary alcoholic fermentation during which the fermenting must was hand plunged six times per day. When dry, each batch was pressed to tank, settled then racked off gross lees to older, seasoned French oak. The wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation before being blended and prepared for bottling

13.5% abv

Delta Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014
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