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
The grapes were sourced from all four of the winery's vineyards: Cornish Point, Calvert, MacMuir and The Elms.
The grapes were gently destemmed directly into open-top fermenters without pumping, retaining 20% as whole clusters. Traditional fermentation occurred using indigenous yeast with a moderately long maceration on skins in order to extract colour and tannin. The wine was aged for 13 months in 27% new French oak. Unfined and unfiltered.
An abundance of floral, cherry and spice aromas, layers of berry fruit and a creamy, silky texture. Highly approachable.