Felton Road Chardonnay Block 6 2018
"The palate has juiciness and a racing, elegant acid structure, the lick of salts and pure fruit running through this beautifully." Tom Cannavan
Felton Road's Chardonnay Block 6 2017 vintage is rich, ripe and vibrant and drinking beautifully now, with promise of further development in the bottle.
Grapes for the 2017 Block 6 emanate from high altitude vineyards on a steep north-facing site within the premium Elms Vineyard. Juice was gravity fed to barrel in the estate's underground cellar, and spent 17 months in French oak. The wine was not fined or filtered.
Felton Road is situated on warm, north-facing slopes of Bannockburn in Central Otago; a modern gravity fed winery which crafts high quality single varietal wines from 100% estate grown fruit from its three vineyards that are all farmed biodynamically (fully certified by Demeter) under winemaker Blair Walter and English-born owner Nigel Greening. Felton Road employs minimal intervention in the winemaking to allow the unique vineyard characters to shine through. Felton Road has a prestigious worldwide reputation.
"A little bit of flint and minerals here, "all natural and not winemaking," according to Blair Walters. A hint of passion fruit and lovely cut and freshness, grapefruit and some oatmeal filling in. The palate has juiciness and a racing, elegant acid structure, the lick of salts and pure fruit running through this beautifully." Tom Cannavan
94 Points - Tom Cannavan
Ripe fruit aromas, with notes of white peach and grapefruit pith. Stone fruit features again and combines with a textural and mouthcoating palate to give a broad and expansive finish. Finely composed and nothing in excess, allowing articulate site expression.