Ripe plum and an earthy savouriness are complimented with mocha and rose petal. The immediately inviting and generous mouthfeel is in the usual extroverted Cornish Point manner. However, every component is in superb balance with not a step out of place: a sign of things to come as vine age starts to dominate in this vineyard. Chocolate nut tannins flow across the palate building presence and scale. Like a favourite soft and comfortable sofa: easy to melt in to!
FELTON ROAD A legendary name in New Zealand! Felton Road are an iconic winery in the heart of Central Otago, the most southerly wine-growing region in the world, located on New Zealand’s South Island. It was founded 1991 by Stewart Elms, but bought by current owner Nigel Greening in 2000. Nigel has had many callings - a biochemistry drop-out, turned rock and blues guitarist, and then design entrepreneur, involved in the UK millennium celebrations. A serious Burgundy wine lover, Nigel.. read more
The unique gravity flow winery enabled the grapes to be gently destemmed directly into open-top fermenters without pumping with 23% retained as whole clusters. Traditional fermentation with a moderately long maceration on skins has extracted good colour and tannin with considerable depth of flavour. This wine was aged for 13 months in 28% new French oak barrels from artisan Burgundian coopers. In accordance with our non-interventionalist approach to winemaking, this wine was fermented with indigenous yeast and was not fined or filtered.