Wine Felton Road, Chardonnay Bannokburn, Central Otago, 2011
Reviews of purchase Felton Road, Chardonnay Bannokburn, Central Otago, 2011
The wine is a golden yellow color.
The wine shows well-balanced fresh taste, which is balanced by a crisp acidity wonderfully juicy tones of ripe peaches and citrus fruit framed by notes of oak, roasted fennel and chamomile, mineral intonations flint and chalk.
Fragrant and complex bouquet of wine is filled with light biscuit shades with hints of citrus and minerals.
The wine will be a great tandem with white meat dishes, fish and a variety of seafood.
Dry white wine Felton Road, Chardonnay Bannockburn made from grapes harvested from three vineyards located in the subregion of Bannockburn. The harvest is collected by hand. After fermentation with natural yeasts should malolactic fermentation, which usually occurs in the spring. Wine is about 12 months, kept in French oak barrels, of which 10-15% is used for the first time. Delicate impact of the new structure of the wood gives the wine richness and complexity. At the same time soft tones of oak in perfect harmony with those present on the palate hints of fruit and minerals. Before bottling the wine is not glued, and is not filtered, so Chardonnay Bannockburn is a wonderful terroir wine that expresses the authenticity and uniqueness of the vineyards.
Company Felton Road Bannockburn is located in the town, in the most southern wine region of New Zealand - Central Otago, who like to call the "Côte d'Or in the southern hemisphere." This region is characterized by a rather harsh continental climate and the grapes grown on the "verge" - on the verge of the lowest temperatures and the lowest rainfall compared with other areas of New Zealand. Nevertheless, it is here, on a small piece of land bounded by high mountains, produce the best wines from New Zealand Riesling, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.
On one of the steep northern slopes of the vineyards Elms area of 14 hectares owned by Felton Road. In most of the vineyards are grown Pinot Noir, Chardonnay brought to rest and Riesling. Harvesting is carried out manually at the beginning of April. Wines made from the softest of all possible ways: on a three-level winery with gravitational forces, without excessive intervention mechanisms. Withstand the wine in oak barrels from Burgundy, the harvest is allocated for each 30% of new barrels. In 2002, the New Zealand branch of the organization "Demeter" certified winery Felton Road as a biodynamic.