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96 Points
5 Stars Bob Campbell MW
5 Stars

Mouth-watering, bone-dry Riesling with saline, oyster-shell, lemon blossom and wild flowers

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Grape: 100% Riesling
  • Natural: Biodynamic, Organic

Original price was: $47.99.Current price is: $42.99.

Mouth-watering, bone-dry Riesling with saline, oyster-shell, lemon blossom and wild flowers

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Winery Notes (2023 Vintage)
"Felton Road farms four properties totaling 34 ha in the Bannockburn subregion of Central Otago. Block 2 is an east facing gravel outwash fan situated on the Elms vineyard immediately to the north of Block 3. The soils are with very deep angular schist gravels with a thin loess covering.

Riesling from Block 2 of The Elms vineyard was hand-picked then carefully whole bunch pressed, settled for 3-6 days before racking, then followed by a slow fermentation of 10 weeks with indigenous yeasts to almost complete dryness (3g/L RS). The wine rested on fine lees to build palate weight before bottling in early-September after minimal processing (no fining or cold stabilisation) to preserve and highlight the delicate Riesling characters.

The schist soils of Block 2 from the Elms Vineyard undoubtedly assist in setting the scene for this commanding and mineral infused Dry Riesling. Nashi pear, talc and floral notes dominate the bouquet. Notable weight and power through the mid-palate provides grandeur with racy acidity which freshens and tightens, leading to a sustained and impressive finish."

5 Stars & 96/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, March 2024 (2023 Vintage)
"This wine is dry but it is certainly not austere and, in fact, is deliciously accessible for a one-year-old Central Otago riesling. Concentrated wine with real power and impressive mineral characters. Lime cordial and a suggestion of white wildflowers."

Reviews for previous vintages below…

5 Stars Michael Cooper (2021 Vintage)
"Estate-grown in schisty soils at Bannockburn, this wine is hand-picked in The Elms Vineyard and fermented with indigenous yeasts. The 2021 vintage is a bright, light lemon/green, medium-bodied wine, with vibrant grapefruit and slight apple flavours, showing excellent vigour, delicacy and intensity, and a tangy, basically dry (5 grams/litre of residual sugar), finely poised, very long finish. Likely to be long-lived, it's well worth cellaring to 2024 onwards."

94/100 James Suckling (2020 Vintage)
"Stunningly fresh and flinty with spice and white-pepper edges to the sliced green apples, white flowers and fresh, leafy-herb notes. The palate has a very punchy, tight-wound entry and then layers out some handy fruit flesh that heads through apple and citrus to peach and nectarine. Super pure. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. Screw cap."

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