100% Pinot Noir from the Cornish Point vineyard in the Bannockburn area of Central Otago.
Unique gravity flow enables fruit (approx 25% whole cluster) to be destemmed directly into open-top fermenters without pumping. Traditional fermentation with maceration on skins. Aged 13 months in French oak barrels from artisan Burgundian coopers. In accordance with Felton Road's non-interventionalist approach, the wine was fermented with indigenous yeast and was not fined or filtered.
Leads with attractive florals that are exotically perfumed with distinct old-fashioned rose and violets. An uncrowded palate showing opulent rich deep fruits, but balanced rather than the usual Cornish Point avalanche. Lovely mocha, velvety and seductive tannins that lusciously coat the palate. Very textural and complete with outstanding length.
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