Felton Road `Bannockburn` Riesling 2010 (12 x 750mL), Central Otago, NZ.

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Overview

The rich texture is the first overwhelming impression, with apricot emerging over the lime and floral characters. Although sweet, the bright acidity leads to a clean and persistent finish. Lively, precise and a unique expression of Felton Road’s Bannockburn terroir.

Region:
NZ - Central Otago
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Very pale straw, faint greenish hue.

Aroma

Hints of mineral and flint gently sweep over aromas of citrus flower and lime.

Palate

The rich texture is the first overwhelming impression, with apricot emerging over the lime and floral characters. Although sweet, the bright acidity leads to a clean and persistent finish. Lively, precise and a unique expression of Felton Road’s Bannockburn terroir.

Food Matching

Fresh, fruity and delicate. Serve with lightly spiced foods or delicious by itself.

Cellaring Potential

This wine will richly reward cellaring of up to 10 years and beyond.

Winemaking Note

Riesling grapes from the Calvert and Elms vineyards were carefully whole bunch pressed and fermented with indigenous yeasts. The fermentation was stopped by chilling when the optimal balance was achieved between the acidity, alcohol and residual sugar. Careful winemaking with minimal processing highlights the crisp natural acidity and the Riesling characters which are delicately poised in this low alcohol wine.

Vintage
2010
Region
NZ - Central Otago
Grape Style
Riesling
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
9%

Winery Profile

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Beginning with meticulous site selection and vineyard design in 1991, Felton Road’s story is one of refusal to compromise. A strict 100% estate policy with fully organic and biodynamic viticulture ensures that the fruit arrives at the winery as pure as it can be, whilst the entire estate comes as close to true sustainability as is possible. A commitment to hands off winemaking: gravity flow, wild yeasts, wild malo, an avoidance of fining and filtration all help preserve the wine’s expression of its terroir. No additions or adjustments are performed unless they absolutely need to be. The result is Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir which Felton Road believe express the authenticity and complexity of their unique vineyards.

Felton Road farms three vineyard properties totalling 32 hectares in the Bannockburn sub-region of Central Otago. Meticulous summer management of a single vertical shoot positioned (VSP) canopy ensures even and early fruit maturity. Shoot thinning, shoot positioning, leaf plucking, bunch thinning and harvest are all carried out by hand to ensure optimum quality fruit. Cover crops are planted between rows to assist in vine balance and to improve soil health and general biodiversity.

Winemaker Blair Walter

Winemaker Blair Walter continues to work his magic with the recent releases from Central Otago’s most famous Estate. There’s not a wine less than excellent in the bunch, but these days it would be more of a story if there was. Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate#191 (OCT/2010)

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