{

Felton Road Calvert Pinot Noir 2015

FELT240
Felton Road is the epitome of Central Otago winemaking. Organic, biodynamic, the estate is a slave to meticulous winemaking and the quality of the wines is stratospheric. Calvert Vineyard is perhaps the most high profile single vineyard in all of New Zealand. A juicy acidity and minerality provides the distinct brightness and penetrating focus of this great vineyard site which creates a wine of serious structure yet supremely balanced and elegant.
Type:
Vintage:
2015
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
New Zealand
Sub Region:
Bannockburn
Body:
Elegant, refined and supple
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2026
Closure Type:
Screw Cap
Icon Award Winning
Icon In The Press
£42.99
 

Felton Road

Owner, Nigel Greening along with Winemaker Blair Walters and viticulturist Gareth King have established Felton Road into one of the world’s iconic producers of Pinot Noir. Writer James Suckling goes as far as describing Felton Road as the “DRC of New Zealand”. Beginning with meticulous site selection and vineyard design which started in 1991, Felton Road's story is one of refusal to compromise. A strict 100% estate policy with fully organic and biodynamic viticulture (demeter certified) ensures that fruit arrives at the winery as pure as it can be, while the entire estate comes as close to true sustainability as is possible. A commitment to hands off winemaking: gravity flow, wild yeasts, wild malo, an avoidance of fining and filtration all help preserve the wine's expression of its terroir. The result is Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir which accurately express the authenticity and complexity of these unique vineyards.

Tasting Notes

As often happens with Calvert, the nose when young is slightly muted and more direct than exotic; pure and fine aromas, not bold and lush. The palate follows on accordingly, with clarity of fruit, roses and florals. Focussed, concentrated yet pure in the mid-palate, with its hallmark mineral texture, it’s firm but ultimately juicy on the finish. The vines are growing up and we’re seeing the puppy-fat turn to muscle.

Food Matches

The supple richness of New Zealand Pinot Noir complements a range of savoury dishes. Try it alongside game birds such as quail, turkey, and duck, with a fillet of New Zealand salmon, or equally with pork, veal, lamb or venison.

Press Comments

Drinks International: No.9 - The World's Most Admired Wine Brands 2018.