100% Pinot Noir from four of Felton Road's vineyards; Cornish Point, Calvert, MacMuir and The Elms, located in the Bannockburn area of Central Otago.
Unique gravity flow enabled fruit to be destemmed into open-top fermenters without pumping, retaining 21% whole clusters. Traditional fermentation with a moderately long maceration on skins. Aged 13 months in 22% new French oak barrels from artisan Burgundian coopers. In accordance with Felton Road's non-interventionalist approach, the wine was fermented with indigenous yeast and not fined or filtered.
The aromas lead to a bright and lifted combination of red and dark fruits with considerable florals. On the palate there is a combination of transparency, power and tension. A silky entry of spice and savoury notes expand to pure, deep fruits braced with acidity, but luscious throughout. It has a finely woven latticework frame: intricate and detailed with a strong sense of longevity. This exemplary wine is a blend of four properties that elegantly express the graceful and more subtle side of Pinot Noir from Bannockburn.
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