Central Otago Block 2 Chardonnay 2018
Felton Road

Central Otago Block 2 Chardonnay 2018
  • £53

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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 2018
Felton Road Jamie Goode

Felton RoadNew Zealand

Felton Road excels in creating exceptional Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling in the remote township of Bannockburn, New Zealand. Their commitment to small-scale, biodynamic viticulture ensures every bottle reflects the purity and essence of their unique landscape.

Founded in 1991, Felton Road has quickly risen to the top, championing eco-friendly…

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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