2021 Felton Road Dry Riesling


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Mouth-watering, bone-dry riesling with saline, oyster-shell, lemon blossom and wild flowers. Intense, linear and lengthy. Textural wine with impressive weight and a lingering finish. A wine of two lives: full of youthful vigour now but with added toasty complexity when it hits maturity in a decade or so.
Bob Campbell MW - The Real Review
The Brief
Alcohol
12.5%
Net Volume
750ml
Vintage
2021
Cellar to
2035
Sweet Very Dry
Wine Scale 5
Why's this wine for you?
The Bannockburn is a blend of all Felton Road's Bannockburn blocks adding to the complexity and depth of flavour to the final wine. As with all their wines, it is 100% organic and Biodynamic and made with minimal processing to preserve the beauty of pure Central Otago Fruit. In the glass, we see hints of citrus peel, ginger and ripe white peach balancing out the mouthwatering freshness and minerality. We have a small allocation of just 60 bottles of this wine.
How's it taste?
The nose explodes with spring blossom supported by ripe pear and melon. Surprisingly softly textured through the mid-palate for a dry Riesling that’s initially all fruit. But the vibrant acidity and mineral characters quickly kick in, adding seriousness and bringing it to a lengthy and satisfying close. Summer in a glass!
How was it made?
After a moderate winter with normal rainfall, budburst occurred in late-September. Flowering occurred in early December with some rain and temperatures hovering around average. A period of cool evenings raised concerns of a potential poor set. Significant rainfall at the beginning of January and further rain in the middle of the month resulted in more than double the monthly rainfall. This wetter period throughout the phase of cell division resulted in generally larger berries and made-up for potentially lower bunch weights from the uneven flowering conditions. The weather stabilised in February with warmer and much drier conditions; which continued throughout the leadup, and until the conclusion of harvest. Riesling was harvested from April 9 to 14, with the conclusion of Block 1 (on the heavier soils) on April 20.
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Bob Campbell MW - The Real Review
Mouth-watering, bone-dry riesling with saline, oyster-shell, lemon blossom and wild flowers. Intense, linear and lengthy. Textural wine with impressive weight and a lingering finish. A wine of two lives: full of youthful vigour now but with added toasty complexity when it hits maturity in a decade or so.
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