Felton Road, Bannockburn, 2016 Pinot Noir
By Felton Road
Origin: Bannockburn, Central Otago, New Zealand
Varietal: pinot noir*
*wild yeast ferment, with no fining or filtration
Producer's Notes: The immediate potpourri of flowers on the nose is gracefully entwined with subtle minerality. The palate begins precise and playful, showing sandalwood and fine spice notes. A surprising breadth that the tight focus doesn't immediately reveal. Balanced and complete: possessing lovely charm, harmony and a persistent finale. Irresistible in its youth but further complexities will no doubt emerge.
This wine is a blend from our four vineyards; Cornish Point, Calvert, MacMuir and The Elms. A strict 100% estate policy with fully organic and biodynamic viticulture (Demeter certified) ensures that our fruit arrives at the winery as pure as it can be, while our entire estate comes as close to true sustainability as is possible. A commitment to hands off winemaking: gravity flow, wild yeasts, wild malolactic, an avoidance of fining and filtration all help preserve the wine's expression of its terroir. The result is Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, which accurately express the authenticity and complexity of our unique vineyards.