Hints of mineral and flint gently sweep over aromasof citrus flower and lime.
Rich texture with apricot emerging over the lime and floral characters. Although sweet, the bright acidity leads to a
clean and persistent finish.
Felton Road is located in Bannockburn, Central Otago in New Zealand - the world's most southerly wine growing region. The wines - Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling - are produced from the estate's 80 acres of vineyards, divided between three sites - Elms Vineyard, Cornish Point Vineyard and Calvert Vineyard. All three vineyards are farmed biodynamically. Winemaker Blair Walter's experience in Oregon and Burgundy has stood him in good stead, teaching him to coax the best out of the property's vines. His wines show polish, sophistication, complexity and exceptional depth of fruit.
|The Riesling is planted on Lochar soil (shallow, fine and sandy loam), which is a fan soil of schist gravel with thin
loess covering. Whole bunch pressed and fermented with indigenous yeasts. The fermentation was halted when
the optimal balance was achieved.
|Felton Road wines is located in Bannockburn, Central Otago in New Zealand, the most southerly wine growing region in the World. Here, vineyards are nestled into small microclimates totally surrounded by high mountains, many of which are snowcapped all year round. These microclimates consistently combine hot days, cool nights and long dry autumns: perfect for the creation of fine Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling. The latitude of 45 degrees south is similar to the Willamette Valley in Oregon and some of the finest wine regions of France.
At Felton Road, our philosophy is to let the fruit speak for itself: gentle handling, as little intervention as possible. Our wine is given a helping hand to express itself rather than moulded into an artificially created winery style.