Chardonnay Block 2 2017

FELTON ROAD

Chardonnay Block 2
2017

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
Product code
731296
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
New Zealand
Regulated designation
Table wine
Region
South Island
Subregion
Central Otago
Varietal(s)
Chardonnay 100 %
Color
White
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Metal screw cap
Availability
Winery's website

About this winery

Felton Road is an astonishing overnight success story. In just over 20 years Felton Road has become the global benchmark for New World pinot noir and has played a massive role in making Central Otago a new buzzword in the world of wine. Felton Road winemaker Blair Walter is an exceptional character, blessed equally with intellectual brilliance and extreme modesty. He is a captivating and insightful speaker, with the special ability to articulate complex ideas in such a way that they are made to...

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Notes about product

Felton Road farms four properties totaling 32 hectares in the Bannockburn sub-region of Central Otago. Block 2 was planted in 1992 and is positioned on a gentle east facing slope of deep angular schist soils immediately north of Block 3 on The Elms vineyard.

Winemaking notes

The fruit was whole bunch pressed and flowed immediately (without settling) by gravity to barrel. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts in seasoned French oak was followed by a long and complete malolactic over the spring and summer. After 16 months in barrel the wine was racked to tank for bottling in early-September 2018. Unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting notes

A lifted and bright nose of white peach and alluring crisp tropical fruit, discretely integrated with subtle baking spice and wet stone minerality. Considerable breadth across the mid-palate and bright acidity gives great poise and length.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 95 points -

October 2019

Beautiful purity and subtly spiced pears and white peaches with gentle oak toast. This offers a very attractive, fresh and juicy core of ripe peaches and nectarines with a wealth of succulent, fleshy and attractive texture. Grilled-hazelnut finish.

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