Bannockburn, Pinot Noir, Felton Road 2020, Central Otago, NEW ZEALAND
Grape: 100% Pinot Noir
The Felton Road winery in New Zealand's Central Otago was bought by Nigel Greening, a self-described Pinot Noir "addict" from England, in 2000 and has been farmed organically & biodynamically since then.
The most southerly wine region in the world, Central Otago was first identified for its serious Pinot potential in 1895 by Italian viticulturalist Romeo Bragato. It's a measure of the success of the ‘brand’ and the appeal of its full-bodied Pinot Noirs that the region has experienced a 350 percent increase in the vines planted there. Pinot Noir represents approximately 75 percent of its vineyards.
A beautiful Pinot is a blend of four vineyard blocks. Good nose flavour cherries and toast but even better is the long lasting flavour.. has plenty of tannin so will cellar.
Goes best with
Red meat (grilled or roasted) and spicy hard cheese.