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FELTON ROAD BANNOCKBURN PINOT NOIR 2019

96 Points
Biodynamic
Iconic
Organic

One of New Zealand’s iconic Pinot Noirs. Get in quick as we only get a small allocation every year!

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Natural: Biodynamic, Organic

$70.99 $59.99 elsewhere $70.99

Regions : Central Otago

One of New Zealand’s iconic Pinot Noirs. Get in quick as we only get a small allocation every year!

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Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"Dark raspberry, hints of the leaves as well, with a touch of old cedar wood panelling. The palate is viscous and concentrated, displaying cane fruits that deftly integrate with an alluring savouriness. Fine, long tannins with no shortage of chew, but no harshness. This is at a level way above its Bannockburn “village” designation, being a blend of our four primely situated vineyards. A serious wine with considerable definition and poise.

A season at first remarkable for its persistent rhythm of rain events throughout spring and early summer. Approaching double our long-term average, we never saw more than two weeks without significant precipitation. These wetter seasons however, are usually very welcome, as with our normally excessively dry climate, increased natural moisture is almost always positive for vine health and fruit quality. Heat summation for the season was slightly above normal with healthy green canopies and interrows right through to harvest. Maturity arrived rapidly and harvesting of Pinot Noir began on March 29, with all the fruit picked within a 12 day window; except for Block 1 Riesling harvested on April 17. Yields were naturally moderated and bunches were of perfect health with small, loosely packed berries, dense skins and ripe seeds.

The unique gravity flow winery enabled the grapes to be gently destemmed directly into open-top fermenters without pumping, retaining 20% as whole clusters. Traditional fermentation with a moderately long maceration on skins has extracted good colour and tannin with considerable depth of flavour. This wine was aged for 13 months in 27% new French oak barrels from artisan Burgundian coopers. In accordance with our non-interventionalist approach to winemaking, this wine was fermented with indigenous yeast and was not fined or filtered."


96/100 Cameron Douglas MS, July 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"Great colour and concentration with a distinctive purple rim and hue. On the nose – dark fruited, quite intense and complex with aromas of raspberry and dark cherry, pure black currant then layers of brown spices. No mistaking the energy. The minerality message is quite strong with silty crushed rock suggestions. There’s a fine savoury core alongside the fruit with dried herb and whisper of thyme. On the palate – youthful, tense, loaded with energy and vibrato, fruit flavours reflect the nose, a nut and toasty wood layer then medium+ acidity and polished tannin textures. An excellent example, reflective of a great vintage and worthy of your investment. Best drinking from 2022 through 2028+."


Reviews for the 2018 vintage below…


5 Stars Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, September 2019 (2018 Vintage)
"The 2018 Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir is a delicately-scented pinot noir with appealing violet, red rose, dark cherry, anise and subtle smoky oak flavours. A supple wine with an ethereal, seamless texture. This entry-level pinot noir sets the bar high for the more illustrious labels."


95/100 Wine Spectator (2018 Vintage)
"Aromatic and expressive, with raspberry, cherry and fresh herb notes that are precise on a smooth and supple frame, offering details of matcha green tea, white pepper and forest floor. A hint of fresh nutmeg lingers on the long, expressive finish, where the tannins provide a slight grip. Drink now through 2034."

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