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, Cornish Point Pinot Noir, Central Otago, 2018

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Felton Road, Cornish Point Pinot Noir, Central Otago, 2018

 Cornish Point is a vineyard almost surrounded by water, on loess soils over gravel. Owner...

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Light > Full

OriginNew Zealand

RegionCentral Otago

ColourRed

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeFET718

GrapePinot Noir

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Felton Road, Block 2 Chardonnay 2018

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Felton Road, Block 2 Chardonnay 2018

Block 2 comes from an east facing slope on schist, planted in 1992. That vine age brings real...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginNew Zealand

RegionOtago

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeFET418

GrapeChardonnay

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Felton Road, Bannockburn Pinot Noir, 2018

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Felton Road, Bannockburn Pinot Noir, 2018

Felton Road make the best Pinots in New Zealand: the driven perfectionism of English owner...

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Light > Full

OriginNew Zealand

RegionCentral Otago

ColourRed

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeFET618

GrapePinot Noir

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Felton Road, Calvert Pinot Noir, Central Otago, 2018

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Felton Road, Calvert Pinot Noir, Central Otago, 2018

Usually the most precocious of the single vineyard wines: gorgeously ripe; expansive strawberry...

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Light > Full

OriginNew Zealand

RegionOtago

ColourRed

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeFET818

GrapePinot Noir

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