2019 Felton Road Bannockburn Riesling

2019 Felton Road Bannockburn Riesling

95 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2019 Felton Road Bannockburn Riesling
95 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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A luscious and sweetish style from Felton's mature vines. The word 'tension' comes up a lot for this wine, but after extensive testing we've experienced no nervous side-effects whatsoever. It seems the word refers to the wine's edgy balance of sweetness and crisp mineral acidity. Lush-fruited, floral and stony-tasting, Felton Road's classy biodynamic winemaking shows once again why they're on top. And all this comes with less alcohol than some beers these days!

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$35.99 in mixed 6+ or $39.99 per bottle




Its Origins

Felton Road is situated on warm, north facing slopes of glacial loess soils in Bannockburn, in the heart of Central Otago. It dates back to 1991 when Stewart Elms planted the Elms Vineyard on Felton Road. Blair Walter has been winemaker here since 1996, right from the start. The total vineyard area is now at 32 hectares. The modern gravity fed winery receives 100% estate grown fruit from its three vineyards that are all farmed biodynamically and are fully certified by Demeter. Minimal intervention in the winemaking with such practices as wild yeast, no fining or filtration, allow the unique vineyard characters to further express their considerable personality. Since the first vintage in 1997, Felton Road has acquired a formidable worldwide reputation.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Delicately luscious riesling that builds a delicious tension between sweetness and mouth-tingling acidity that helps emphasise the wine's mandarin, wildflower, lime, citrus and chalky-mineral flavours. I'm guilty of buying earlier vintages in quantity to see how they develop, but find the wine so irresistible it's usually gone within a year of purchase. Fortunately, I have friends who also love Felton Road Riesling and have more self control. The wine is capable of ageing for at least a couple of decades with careful cellaring 13 OCT 2019." Drink 2019 - 2033

5 Stars Michael Cooper

"Estate-grown in The Elms Vineyard, this gently sweet style has deep flavours woven with fresh acidity. It offers more drink-young appeal than its Dry Riesling stablemate, but invites long-term cellaring. Hand-picked and tank-fermented with indigenous yeasts, it is bottled with a high level of residual sugar (50 grams/litre in 2019). The 2019 vintage (5*) is a Mosel-like wine, still very youthful. Bright, light lemon/green, it is intense and vibrant, with strong peach, lemon and apple flavours and a crisp, lasting finish. Best drinking 2022+."

Stats & Food Matching

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    Central Otago

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  • Maturity

    2019 - 2033

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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