A very unusual wine made from Pinot Noir grown in vineyards located in the Bannockburn sub-region of Central Otago.
Felton Road's Vin Gris is only produced in certain vintages. Whole bunch pressing of young vine Pinot Noir results in its pale copper colour. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeast followed by ageing on the gross yeast lees builds palate weight and complexity.
A pretty nose of wild strawberry and flowers, with hints of chervil or fennel; a lovely harmony of the scents of early summer. Textural and rich, the palate follows with a complexity that is a big step up from expectations. Dry, but rewarding rather than austere and completely clean on a long and pure finish. A very pale salmon colour with fascinating food matching possibilities as well as a delight as an aperitif.
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