Felton Road Pinot Noir Cornish Point 2019

$68.00

750ml

93 pts. Wine Advocate

5 in stock

SKU: 1107234201900750 Categories: , , ,

Description

100% Pinot Noir. Felton Road is situated on warm, north-facing slopes of glacial loess soils in Bannockburn, in the heart of Central Otago. 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 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 and is known for crafting one of the best Pinots outside of Burgundy. Due to small quantities, these wines are scarce in the States, but we love them so much we had to find them to offer them out to you because Central Otago is just killing it these days!

Tasting Notes
The cedar-accented 2019 Cornish Point Pinot Noir matured 13 months in 30% new French oak, and while there is a woody thumbprint on the nose, the raspberry, black cherry and cola notes bleed through, making an even larger impression. Medium to full-bodied, broad and generous on the palate, this is marked by some dusty (but ripe) tannins, adding richness to the wine's texture in the mouth and on the lingering finish.
- Joe Czerwinski

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Vintage

2019

Producer

Felton Road

Country

New Zealand

Area

South Island

Region

Central Otago

Appellation

Bannockburn

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red