Block 3 Pinot Noir 2011 is made from grapes taken from a special section of the producers Elm’s vineyard where a deep bench of glacial soil is interspersed with calcarious seams. This wine was aged for 13 months in French oak barrels and crafted in a non-interventionalist manner using indigenous yeast with no fining or filtration. Emphatically expressive in style, the nose displays aromas of dark fruits, floral notes, crushed herbs and complex spice whilst the palate is pure, vibrant and precise with layered complexity and great balance. Whilst drinking well now this wine will undoubtedly age gracefully and further improve with time in bottle. A perfect match with duck.£8 per 100.00ml
Felton Road is one of the leading names in New Zealand wine, famous for producing wines which show strong varietal character along with a distinct old-world structure. Produced in very small quantities, these wines are very highly sought after and often pass an uncanny resemblance to the great wines of Burgundy. Although everything produced by Felton Road is of exemplary quality, it is usually the Pinot Noir releases that create the most excitement amongst critics, collectors and drinkers.