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  • 100% Riesling from Blocks 2 & 4 of The Elms vineyard located in the Bannockburn region.
  • Fruit was care fully hand-picked.
  • Riesling characters are delicately poised in the low alcohol.
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Pale-Straw
Nose Aromas of lychee, stonefruit and florals.
Palate The palate is peachy, dense and completely refreshing with a sherbet finish.
Food Pairing Seafood, spicy cuisine.
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes A luscious off-dry style from Felton's mature vines.
Variety Riesling
Body Light - Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2016
Region Central Otago
Country New Zealand
Sustainability None
Alcohol 9.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Felton Road
The Bannockburn sub-region of Central Otago, New Zealand is famed for its soil and climatic similarities to France's Burgundy region. It is here that Felton Road winery is perched, producing premium Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling from three organically and biodynamically managed vineyards, which were Demeter certified in 2010.



Viticulturist Gareth King cultivates pristine fruit in the vineyard, while the same care is taken in the winery. Winemakers Blair Walter and Mike Wolfenden work with a gravity-fed system; a process that avoids the harsh use of pumping and minimizes handling, allowing for the gentle extraction of colour, flavour and tannin. Wild and indigenous yeasts are used in the fermentations, sulphur additions are minimal and malolactic fermentation occurs naturally. Oak use is also subtle, in order to avoid muting the fruit. The Pinot Noirs are unfined and unfiltered while the Chardonnay winemaking is moving in the same direction. The single vineyard and single block wines are made to showcase each one's individual terroir.



Felton Road are recognized as one of New Zealand's finest Pinot Noir producers.
Central Otago
Central Otago is the southernmost wine growing region in the world, located at a latitude of 45 degrees south, on New Zealand’s south island. A spectacular landscape makes the region one of the most scenic wine regions if not in the world then certainly in New Zealand. Central to the region is the tourist destination of Queenstown, which is a great base to make wine trips from.



Heavy mineral deposits in silt loams are typical for the soils in Central Otago, but is unlike any other region in New Zealand. The Otago region is the countries only ‘continental ’ wine growing region.



Pinot Noir is the flagship red varietal, which is very well suited to the regions large diurnal shifts (a large diurnal shift means a big difference between low and high temperatures) and also the regions long, cool and dry autumn. The Pinot Noirs coming out of the Otago region are most often fragrant, lush Pinot Noirs with silky textures and true fruit intensity.



Aromatic whites also thrive, in particular Riesling where anything from bone-dry to very sweet can be made. Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and lesser amounts of Chardonnay is also made to a very high quality. Central Otago is in Jancis Robinson’s top five New World wine producing regions.
96
points
Bob Campbell MW
Lovely juicy riesling - very concentrated with lime, apple, white flowers and a suggestion of apricot and stone fruits. Absolutely delicious wine with wonderful acid/sweetness tension and a lingering finish. Very classy wine that promises to age magnificently.
90+
points
Robert Parker
The 2016 Dry Riesling has a gorgeous nose of fresh lime juice, grapefruit and lemon peel with hints of jasmine, musk and acacia honey. Dry, crisp and light-bodied on the palate, the flavors are almost electric in their intensity, leading to a very long, minerally finish.

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