A pretty nose of wild strawberry and flowers, with hints of chervil or fennel; a lovely harmony of the scents of early summer. Textural and rich, the palate follows with a complexity that is a big step up from expectations. Dry, but rewarding rather than austere and completely clean on a long and pure finish. A very pale salmon colour with fascinating food matching possibilities as well as a delight as an aperitif.
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
Vin Gris (vahn gree) is made from Pinot Noir juice and is only produced in certain vintages. Whole bunch pressing of young vine Pinot Noir results in the very pale copper colour of this Vin Gris. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeast followed by ageing on the gross yeast lees builds palate weight and complexity.