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Felton Road is one of the world’s most southerly wine producers, located in the Central Otago region of New Zealand’s south island. The winery was founded in 1991 and has been certified biodynamic since 2002.
The unique gravity flow winery enabled the grapes to be gently destemmed directly into open-top fermenters without pumping, with 25% retained as whole clusters. Traditional fermentation with a moderately long maceration on skins has extracted
good colour and tannin with considerable depth of flavour. This wine was aged for 13 months in 25% new French oak barrels from artisan Burgundian coopers. In accordance with our non-interventionalist approach to winemaking, this wine was fermented with indigenous yeast and malolactic, and was not fined or filtered.
Winemaker tasting note
This is the most grown up Cornish Point yet. It has all the classic components (vibrantly fruited, voluptuous and rounded mouthfeel…), but with a structural complexity we have rarely seen before. Indulgent but serious tannins demand a thoughtful conversation in this 15th rendition. Baritones and altos all in
harmony leading to a crescendo of a finish.” Blair Walter, winemaker
This has “an intense aroma that is a mix of floral/violet and blackcurrant compote notes. The palate is more complex and very intense with a peacock’s tail display of dark cherry, cassis, oriental spices and a whisper of nutty oak. A tangy undercurrent of ripe acidity helps drive a very lengthy finish revealing a wine with real power. Delicious now but will develop well with bottle age.” 98pts Bob Campbell MW.
Dieser Pinot hat ein “intensives Aroma, das eine Mischung aus blumigen violetten und schwarzen Johannisbeerkompott-Noten ist. Der Gaumen ist komplexer und sehr intensiv mit dunkler Kirsche, Cassis, orientalischen Gewürzen und einem Hauch von nussiger Eiche. Ein spritziger Unterton reifer Säure trägt zu einem sehr langen Abgang bei. Lässt sich schon jetzt wunderbar trinken, wird sich aber sehr gut entwickeln.” 98 Punkte Bob Campbell MW.
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