100% Pinot Noir from the fully organic Cornish Point vineyard in the Bannockburn area of Central Otago.
Unique gravity flow enables fruit, with 23% 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 (28% new) 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.
Ripe plum and an earthy savouriness are complemented with mocha and rose petal. The immediately inviting and generous mouthfeel is in the usual extroverted Cornish Point manner. However, every component is in superb balance with not a step out of place: a sign of things to come, as vine age starts to dominate in this vineyard. Chocolate nut tannins flow across the palate building presence and scale. Like a favourite, soft and comfortable sofa: easy to melt into!
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