Felton Road

Central Otago, New Zealand

Felton Road was established in New Zealand's Central Otago region by Stewart Elms in the early 1990s.

Under the ownership of expatriate Englishman Nigel Greening since 2000 this is acknowledged as one of the world's finest addresses for Pinot Noir.

The wines from Felton Road continue to improve. As Nigel explains, this is only partially explained by increasing vine age and bio-dynamic cultivation. He is still learning that whilst Central Otago is similar to Burgundy in its climate, higher UV levels mean that the phenological cycle runs later there. He, therefore, tends to pick late - with high alcohol levels, to be sure - but fast, with a big team of pickers.

The winemaking philosophy is for minimal intervention: gravity flow into open-top fermenters, leaving 20%-30% of the grapes in whole bunch clusters; fermentation using natural yeasts; and, after ageing in only French oak, bottling without fining or filtration.

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Felton Road, Bannockburn Chardonnay, Central Otago, 2018

 The Chardonnay at Felton Road is Burgundian in style, and, we think, improving with every...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginNew Zealand

RegionCentral Otago

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeFET118

GrapeChardonnay

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Felton Road, Bannockburn Pinot Noir, 2017

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Felton Road, Bannockburn Pinot Noir, 2017

Our Rating

Light > Full

OriginNew Zealand

RegionCentral Otago

ColourRed

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeFET617

GrapePinot Noir

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Felton Road, Calvert Pinot Noir, Central Otago, 2017

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Felton Road, Calvert Pinot Noir, Central Otago, 2017

"Elegant and slightly restrained pinot noir, with appealing and accessible cherry, floral...

Our Rating

Light > Full

OriginNew Zealand

RegionOtago

ColourRed

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeFET817

GrapePinot Noir

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Felton Road, Pinot Noir, Block 3, Central Otago, 2017

Our Rating

Light > Full

OriginNew Zealand

RegionCentral Otago

ColourRed

ABV13.5%

Bottle75

CodeFET917

GrapePinot Noir

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Felton Road, Block 5 Pinot Noir, 2017

Our Rating

Light > Full

OriginNew Zealand

RegionCentral Otago

ColourRed

ABV13%

Bottle75

CodeFET517

GrapePinot Noir

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Felton Road, Block 6 Chardonnay, NZ, 2018

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginNew Zealand

RegionCentral Otago

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75

CodeFET318

GrapeChardonnay

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