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Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay 2019

A fantastic example of Bannockburn Chardonnay from the bio-dynamic and organic winery.

 

"Delicate citrus flowers, jasmine followed by hints of peach. A substantial but taut palate, honeysuckle, creamy stone fruit and citrus, mouth-filling and generous, but always with nervous tension, then tightening to a stony and saline finish. A definitive (maybe “The” definitive) example of our Bannockburn Chardonnay. Detailed, precise, long and very satisfying.

The grapes were whole bunch pressed with the juice flowing to barrel by gravity after overnight settling. Fermentation in French oak (mostly well-seasoned barrels with less than 10% new) with indigenous yeasts has produced a wine with considerable complexity. A long and complete indigenous malolactic fermentation with only periodic stirring of the lees , combined with 11 months on full lees; has softened the acid for a rich and complex mouthfeel. This wine was not fined or filtered after spending 13 months total in barrel." Felton Road

 

Country:
New Zealand
Region:
NZ- Central Otago
Type:
Wine White
Variety:
Wine White - Chardonnay
Vintage:
2019
Size:
750mL
Price Category:
$ 50-100

$60.00