Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2019
"A supple wine with an ethereal, seamless texture. This entry-level pinot noir sets the bar high for the more illustrious labels." Bob Campbell MW
|Reviewer||Bob Campbell MW|
Felton Road's Bannockburn Pinot Noir is a great introduction to the estate's wonderful Pinots, redolent of the great Bannockburn sub-region - bright and powerful, with dark fruits and spice.
The Pinot yields from four of Felton Road's vineyards: Cornish Point, Calvert, MacMuir and The Elms. It was aged for 13 months in (22% new) French oak barrels from artisan Burgundian coopers, and in accordance with Felton Road's non-interventionalist approach, was neither fined nor 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.
"Delicately-scented pinot noir with appealing violet, red rose, dark cherry, anise and subtle smoky oak flavours. A supple wine with an ethereal, seamless texture. This entry-level pinot noir sets the bar high for the more illustrious labels." Bob Campbell MW