Pinot Noir Bannockburn 2018

FELTON ROAD

Pinot Noir Bannockburn
2018

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
Product code
800118
Format
3 x 1500ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
New Zealand
Regulated designation
Table wine
Region
South Island
Subregion
Central Otago
Varietal(s)
Pinot Noir 100 %
Color
Red
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

The grapes were sourced from all four of the winery's vineyards: Cornish Point, Calvert, MacMuir and The Elms.

Winemaking notes

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.

Tasting notes

An abundance of floral, cherry and spice aromas, layers of berry fruit and a creamy, silky texture. Highly approachable.

Press reviews

Wine Spectator

- 95 points -

January 2020

Aromatic and expressive, with raspberry, cherry and fresh herb notes that are precise on a smooth and supple frame, offering details of matcha green tea, white pepper and forest floor. A hint of fresh nutmeg lingers on the long, expressive finish, where the tannins provide a slight grip.

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James Suckling

- 93 points -

October 2019

Such attractive, mouthwatering aromas of spicy and brambly red cherries. This is in very seductive form in 2018 with supple, smooth and gently creamy, red-cherry and raspberry flavors, delivered in a silky, elegant and smooth mode. Fresh, lithe finish.

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