Felton Road Bannockburn Central Otago Riesling (2020)

Estate-grown in The Elms Vineyard, this gently sweet style has deep flavours woven with fresh acidity. It offers more drink-young appeal than its Dry Riesling stablemate, but invites long-term cellaring. Hand-picked and tank-fermented with indigenous yeasts, it is bottled with a high level of residual sugar (56 grams/litre in 2020). Vivacious and finely poised, the 2020 vintage (5*) shows notable vigour, delicacy and intensity. Bright, light lemon/green, it has incisive lemon, apple and lime flavours, fresh acidity, and obvious potential; best drinking 2025+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Riesling
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $41 NZD
Sweetness: SW
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

This wine is a Super Classic.

When to drink: 2025

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