Felton Road Bannockburn Riesling 2018


Gourmet Traveller Magazine 95 Points!

New Zealand, Central Otago
750mL
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 Gourmet Traveller Magazine 95 Points!


"Made from grapes harvested from gravelly blocks two and four of the Elms vineyard next to the winery. Moderately sweet riesling with a perfect balance of fruity acidity building exquisite tension. Tangy wine with lime juice/citrus, floral and a suggestion of mineral flavours."


Gourmet Traveller Magazine, May 2019


"Felton Road farms four properties totaling 32 ha in the Bannockburn sub-region of Central Otago. Riesling from Blocks 2 and 4 of The Elms vineyard was carefully hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, settled for 3-5 days before racking, then fermented with indigenous yeasts. The 3 week fermentation was stopped by chilling when the optimal balance was achieved between the acidity, alcohol and residual sugar (58g/L). Careful winemaking with minimal processing highlights the crisp natural acidity and the Riesling characters are delicately poised in the low alcohol of 9.0%.


 

Ripe melon and nectarine with underlying citrus notes on the nose. The intense aromatics are echoed in the mouth with the addition of spring blossom. The initial wave of residual sugar on the luscious palate is quickly tempered by the bright acidity. It’s a knife edge balance that’s so critical to give the wine such poise and presence. Fine, detailed and zingy."


 

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