2022 Felton Road Block 3 Pinot Noir
  • Biodynamic

2022 Felton Road Block 3 Pinot Noir

Central Otago, NEW ZEALAND
$140. 00
$1680.00 Dozen
ABV: 14%
Closure: Stelvin

Felton Road's vineyards are managed using organic and biodynamic viticulture, ensuring the highest quality fruit arrives at the winery. From there winemaking is intentionally hands off with gravity flow, wild yeasts, wild malo, and an avoidance of fining and filtration to help preserve the expression of its terroir.
Felton Road farms four properties totaling 32 ha in the Bannockburn sub-region of Central Otago. This wine is taken from Block 3 of The Elms vineyard where a deep bench of glacial soil is interspersed with calcarious seams. Fruit is fermented in open vats (with 25% being left as whole bunches) and matured in Burgundian French oak barrels of which 30% were new for a period of 13 months. Expect rich, dark fruits mingled with crushed herbs, and tannins reminiscent of chocolate creating a silky texture and a long-lasting finish.

Other Reviews....
Concentrated, powerful pinot noir with a medley of dark, strong cherry/berry fruits that almost mask a subtler suggestion of floral and fresh herb characters. A moderately assertive backbone of fine, peppery oak and fruit tannins suggests good cellaring potential although the wine is certainly accessible now.
97 Points
Bob Campbell MW - The Real Review