The nose shows delicate aromas of chamomile flower, white peach and lemon zest. The palate is an elegant combination of ripe white peach, pear drops and fresh lemon peel with a refreshing and crisp finish. - Heather Stewart, Delta
How was it made?
Pinot Blanc is the white mutation grape of Pinot Noir and is an elegant, aromatic variety. Selected from a single vineyard alongside the Waihopai River, just north of the founding Delta Vineyard. Grown on soils with a clay underlay and free-draining river stones on the surface. A maritime influence with hot days and cool nights plays an important role in maintaining the acidity and flavours within the grapes.The 2018 vintage started with cool spring weather, which extended the length of flowering, leading to to open bunches with reduced potential for disease pressure during the early autumn rains. During a cool evening, the vineyard was machine harvested and the grapes quickly transported to the winery to be pressed. The juice was fermented at cool temperatures to retain aromatics and fruit flavours. The juice was then left on the lees to add extra depth, texture and complexity to the wine. The wine was then gently fined prior to bottling.