Central Otago Block 2 Chardonnay 2015
Felton Road

Central Otago Block 2 Chardonnay 2015
  • £42

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Felton Road's Block 2 Chardonnay is a stunning expression of Central Otago terroir. Grown on an elevated terrace overlooking the winery, this wine is made from low-yielding vines, hand-harvested at peak maturity. Fermented naturally in French oak, it shows notes of fresh citrus, white flowers, and delicate spice. With its mineral backbone and elegant finish, this wine is a true testament to Felton Road's commitment to sustainable, biodynamic winemaking.

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Central Otago Block 2 Chardonnay 2015

Vineyard and Winemaking:

  • Vineyard location: Low-yielding, north-facing block of vines in the Bannockburn sub-region of Central Otago, New Zealand
  • Farming practices: Certified organic and biodynamic
  • Climate: Cool, with significant diurnal temperature variations for extended ripening
  • Harvest: Handpicked at peak maturity and sorted to ensure only the highest quality fruit is used
  • Fermentation: Spontaneous, with natural yeasts from the vineyard and the winery
  • Aging: 18 months in French oak barrels, 25% new and 75% older
  • Bottling: Unfined and unfiltered to preserve natural flavours and aromas

Tasting Notes:

  • Aroma: Rich and complex, with  citrus flowers, lemon zest, hints of nuts and toast
  • Taste: Laser-sharp and focused with shockwaves of citrus and stone fruit, laser sharp focus, and a full texture kept tight with a fine minerality
  • Finish: Long and lingering with hints of nuts and toast

Food Pairing Suggestions:

  • Grilled seafood, roasted chicken or pork, creamy pasta dishes

Cellaring Potential:

  • Excellent now, but can benefit from  cellaring