Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2020
A stunning vintage from famed Felton Road, showcasing how good NZ Pinot can be!
Dark cherry, rosehip and wafts of perfumed leather lead into notes of omega plum, cinnamon spice, nutmeg and dried thyme on the palate. Seamless tannins are immediately embracing with a rich engaging fruitiness coating the finish. A complete and harmonious Pinot Noir that accurately and sensitively epitomises its fine Bannockburn vineyard origins. Enjoyable and approachable now but will continue to develop up to 15 years.
Felton Road is one of New Zealand’s most premium wineries, producing World-Class wines. Situated in the prestigious Bannockburn sub-region of Central Otago, it excels in fine Pinot Noir, Riesling and Chardonnay. Most wines are released by strict allocation only, such is the demand. The estate is farmed Biodynamically (an extension of organic farming) and adopts minimal intervention in the winery, with practices such as using wild yeasts and not fining or filtering the wine. This allows the unique character of the estate’s vineyards to express themselves in the wine. This Estate wine is a blend from three vineyards; Cornish Point, Calvert and The Elms, aged for 13 months in French oak barrels from artisan Burgundian coopers.