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Felton Road Pinot Noir Bannockburn 2011

Felton Road Pinot Noir Bannockburn 750ML 2011    
Sku: 20199

Felton Road is located in Bannockburn, Central Otago in New Zealand the world’s most southerly wine growing region. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling are produced from the estate’s 80 acres of vineyards, divided between three sites The Elms Vineyard, Cornish Point Vineyard and Calvert Vineyard. All estate fruit is organic, handpicked and viticulture is Demeter certified biodynamic. Vinification is equally meticulous the wines flow directly via gravity to barrel in Felton Road’s underground cellars, wild yeasts are used for fermentation, malolactic occurs naturally and fining and filtration are avoided if at all possible. Purity of expression is winemaker Blair Walter’s goal and his experience in Oregon and Burgundy has stood him in good stead. His wines offer richness, density, complexity and texture and are exceptionally clear expressions of varietal and place.

Tasting notes
Aromas of dusty roses and violets intermingle with hints of cinnamon, clove and Asian spices. On the palate, fresh berries and ripe red fruit are framed by a supple and elegant structure of minerals and fine-grained tannins.

Technical notes
An equal proportion of grapes from Calvert, The Elms and Cornish Point Vineyards were hand-picked, 80% destemmed and gently crushed into open-top fermentors. Fermentation occurred naturally, after which the wine macerated on its skins with punch downs 1-4 times per day. Aged for 11 months in French oak (30% new), the wine is unfined and unfiltered, and was racked once just before bottling.

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Regional Varietals:
Pinot Noir
Country: New Zealand
Region: Central Otago
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir
Type: Still wine
Reg. $49.99
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