2019 Felton Road Block 6 Chardonnay Central Otago – Beginning with meticulous site selection and vineyard design started in 1991, Felton Road’s story is one of refusal to compromise. A strict 100% estate policy with fully organic and biodynamic viticulture (Demeter certified) ensures that our fruit arrives at the winery as pure as it can be, while our entire estate comes as close to true sustainability as is possible. A commitment to hands off winemaking: gravity flow, wild yeasts, wild malo, an avoidance of fining and filtration all help preserve the wine’s expression of its terroir. The result is Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir which accurately express the authenticity and complexity of our unique vineyards.
Mendoza clone Chardonnay from Block 6 was whole bunch pressed, settled overnight and flowed by gravity to barrel in the underground cellar. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts in seasoned French oak (no new oak) was followed by a long and complete malolactic over the spring and summer. After 16 months in barrel the wine was racked to tank for bottling in early-September 2020. The wine was not fined or filtered.
Lemon blossom, delicate peach and flaky sea salt invite and intrigue. Refined stone fruit flavours allow the minerality to infuse across a broader and richer palate than is seen in the Block 2. Initial richness is tempered by a mouth-watering acidity that drives the finish. A bolder expression from the north facing slope and higher elevation of Block 6.
Single Price: $90.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $68.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $816.00