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Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnaytext
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Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay 2013

Central Otago, South Island, New ZealandOne of the leading biodynamic beacons of New Zealand, this linear, focused and savoury chardonnay is from the world's southernmost wine region (Central Otago) and the country's highest. Sourced from the Bannockburn subregion, this was whole bunch pressed with juice straight to barrel for fermentation with wild yeast before more than a year in barrel on full lees. The result: a vibrant, savoury, finessed and complexed chardonnay, with ample cracked stone, hints of flint, fine earthy lees, and driving citrus-flecked acidity to a very lengthy finish. Structured, with fine bones, and a vibrance on the palate that continues long after the last sip. Stunning now, but will reward over the next decade.Tasted: 08 June 2016Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 55.00 private wine shops Producer: Felton RoadDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 147363UPC: 9419593002505