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. Cornish Point vineyard's close proximity to water creates a unique mesoclimate. Vineyard management and harvesting all carried out by hand.
Grapes were gently destemmed directly into open-top fermenters. Traditional fermentation with a moderately long maceration on skins. Aged for 13 months in 30% new French oak barrels from artisan Burgundian coopers. This wine was fermented with indigenous yeast and was not fined or filtered.
Lifted aromas of violet and rose integrate seamlessly with black cherry and
complex earthen and dried herb notes. The classic Cornish Point expansiveness and deep fruit provides a solid core through the mid-palate. Velvet like tannins coat the mouth for a rich and thoroughly engaging finish.