Felton Road Dry Riesling 2018
Freshly sliced apple, hints of cucumber and a touch of mint. A Nashi pear flavoured palate is full-bodied and seamlessly balanced with burnt citrus peel and cardamom.
|Reviewer||Bob Campbell MW|
Felton Road's Dry Riesling 2018 is a great food wine that’s crying out for a plate of oysters
Grapes for the 2018 Riesling yield from Block 2 of The Elms vineyard and was hand picked to ensure that only the finest produce made the cut.
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.
"This wine continues to get better and better each vintage, perhaps the benefits of vine age (as old as 27 years) are starting to show? It's bone-dry and deliciously refreshing with classic lime zest, white flowers and salty mineral characters. Just the thing with Bluff oysters served with a squeeze of lime. I bought a case." Bob Campbell MW
"Based on low-yielding vines in schisty soils at Bannockburn, in Central Otago, this wine is hand-picked in The Elms Vineyard and fermented with indigenous yeasts. The 2018 vintage (5*) is well worth cellaring. Bright, light lemon/green, it is full-bodied (13.5 per cent alcohol) and youthful, with concentrated, ripe flavours, dry but not at all austere, and a finely balanced finish. " Michael Cooper - 5 stars