Felton Road Block 1 Riesling 2015

100% Riesling from Block 1 of Felton Road's vineyards in the Bannockburn sub-region of Central Otago.

Fruit was hand-picked followed by whole bunch pressing. The juice was settled overnight followed by a 3 week fermentation with indigenous yeasts. The fermentation was stopped by chilling to balance the high natural acidity with residual sweetness, resulting in the low alcohol of 9.0%. Rested on fine lees with minimal processing to highlight the delicate characters.

Winemaker's Comments

Ripe stone fruits, peach and honeydew melon are married to an aromatic infusion of fennel, lemongrass and ginger with distinct florality. The wave of sweet fruit builds in power to reveal an exotic mid-palate richness. Although sweet upfront, the inviting and fruit-laden mouthfeel is illuminated by a crisp and mineral finish. Surprisingly refreshing with an engaging, lingering intensity and impeccable balance. 

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    Bob's Tasting Comments: 
    "Concentrated Riesling with chalky mineral, wild flower and citrus, lime and lemon flavours. Very pure and impressively powerful wine with a great texture and very lengthy finish. A true classic that seems drier than its residual sugar of 67 gms/l might suggest."