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Noted winemaker Matt Thomson along with investors including London-based wine importer David Gleave purchased the Delta Vineyard site in 2000. Delta Vineyard is located to the west of Bleinheim in Marlborough, and was planted to Pinot Noir in 2001 and 2002.
The Delta Vineyard label makes up two thirds of production, with the best fruit from the highest elevations of the vineyard going into the top tier Hatter's Hill label. Imported to the United States by Vintus Wines, Pleasantville, NY.
2006 Delta Vineyard Hatters Hill Marlborough New Zealand Pinot Noir
13.0% alc, $23, screw cap. Imported by Vintus LLC, Pleasantville, NY. From Delta Wine Co.. Tom Hatter was a colorful character who lived in rural Marlborough in the early 1900s. The vineyard was named after him. Dijon clones. Winemakers Matt Thomas and David Glege MW partnered to produce this wine. · Dark red cherry and berry aromas with hints of smoky oak, grass and leaf. Discreetly concentrated core of strawberry and raspberry fruit with underpinnings of grass, tobacco and oak enveloped in mildly firm tannins and sporting a bright citrusy finish. Decent. Reviewed November 7, 2010 ARTICLE »