2022 Felton Road Block 6 Chardonnay
  • 96
  • 93
  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

2022 Felton Road Block 6 Chardonnay

Central Otago, NEW ZEALAND
$79. 99
$959.88 Dozen
ABV: 14%
Closure: Stelvin

Commencing 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 can be, while the entire estate comes as close to true sustainability as is possible. A commitment to hands-off winemaking: gravity flow; indigenous yeasts and 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 the unique vineyards.

Felton Road manages four properties covering 34 hectares in the Bannockburn subregion of Central Otago. Block 6, located on a mild north-facing slope within The Elms vineyard, was planted in 1993.

Other Reviews....
Mandarin orange, yellow cherries and green banana followed by butterscotch and dried tea leaves with an underlying saline minerality. Medium-bodied, bright acidity. Persistent depth and balance. Elegant finish. A firmness and focus in texture. About 60% old vines on their own rootstock. Mendoza (Wente). From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
96 Points

The 2022 Block 6 Chardonnay is powerful and throaty—all back palate and weighty with ripe yellow stone fruit. This is a spicy, full wine with layers of juicy acidity and fleshy fruit. The mineral detail through the finish balances the pure fruit core. 14% alcohol, sealed under screw cap.
93 Points

Erin Larkin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate