2020 Felton Road Dry Riesling

This dry Central Otago Riesling from Felton Road is an underrated wildcard. It's punchy and powerful, with a generous palate that just won’t quit.

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While most folks know and love Felton for Pinot, their underrated wildcard is Riesling.

Biodynamically grown and handpicked, this takes its inspiration from dry German styles.

Fleshy with white nectarine, green apple and zested lime, it’s punchy and powerful, with a generous palate that just won’t quit.

Handpicked Riesling from Block 2 of east facing The Elms vineyard. Farming practices are Demeter certified biodynamic and soils are deep angular schist gravels with a thin loess covering.

Whole bunch pressed with 4 days settling and a long, slow native yeast fermentation over 8 weeks.

Fermented to almost dry (6g/l RS) and given extended contact on the fine lees to build weight and depth.

16 Points - "Light nose with a slightly vegetal take on the flowers and fruit profile of Riesling but there is a strong lime element. Vigorously dry and really well-judged fruit/acid balance demonstrating just why Riesling needs a little bit of sweetness unless grown in a really warm region. A very successful Dry Riesling from Felton Road. I kept smelling it and saying to myself, 'this really reminds me of something'. Then I realised what it was: dry German Riesling! Direct and fresh. I'd be intrigued to see how this ages and am going to be cautious in my prediction." - Jancis Robinson (Jancis Robinson)

94 Points - "Stunningly fresh and flinty with spice and white-pepper edges to the sliced green apples, white flowers and fresh, leafy-herb notes. The palate has a very punchy, tight-wound entry and then layers out some handy fruit flesh that heads through apple and citrus to peach and nectarine. Super pure. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. Screw cap." - James Suckling (James Suckling)

92 Points - "This wild-fermented Riesling offers real presence with its swagger and sapidity. Expect attractive scents of white flowers and red apple. There's a burst of juicy acidity racing through the core, and although this is dry (6g/L) there are no holds barred. Plenty of substance offsets the firm line." - Rebecca Gibb MW (Vinous)

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