New Release 2018 Felton Road Pinot Noir & Chardonnay

by Hugh French | Nov 08, 2019


New Release Felton Road Pinot Noir & Chardonnay



Considered the greatest exponents of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in New Zealand, Felton Road has recently delivered their second release of the year. This time we get to see the Block 2 and Block 6 Chardonnays alongside the Calvert and Block 5 Pinot Noir from 2018.

The growing season started hot and fast with near-drought conditions taking hold of the region. The winemakers got lucky with rains to relieve the parched soils and temperatures easing for one of the coolest Januarys in 14 years(just in time to halt the impending possibility of over-ripening). The resulting wines are balanced, rich and delicious, with the winery especially delighted by the Block 5 Pinot Noir which they believe is destined to be one of the greats!

This release is always highly anticipated with the best wine selling out almost immediately. Make sure to get your order in quick to avoid disappointment.

All wines below are available now at our special offer prices for the next 7 days only. To place your order simply click on the links below or return the attached form, by email, by fax on 03 9419 6970 or callus on 03 9419 6990.



2018 Block 2 Chardonnay
Usually $69 - Special Offer $64

Inviting aromas of white blossom, delicate peach and hints of citrus. Not obvious or overt: just balanced and uncomplicated. However, the palate is where it all becomes more serious with nutty and complex flavours, both mouth-coating and alluring. Harmonising time in barrel (16 months), but no new oak, avails a revelatory transparency promoting an emphasis on site expression. The deep schist soils of Block 2, without make-up and winemaking artefact, are plainly evident in the long and mineral finish.
Felton Road, Winery Notes


2018 Block 6 Chardonnay
Usually $69 - Special Offer $64

Aromas of elderflower and stone fruit, an evocation of bright, reflective stones and cool air. The north facing slope, higher elevation and greater exposure of Block 6, lend an extra degree of ripeness and stature compared to the finer, more mineral Block 2. The palate leads with grapefruit pith and persimmon flavours becoming broad and powerful. Honest and expressive of its unique vineyard origin.
Felton Road, Winery Notes


2018 Calvert Pinot Noir
Usually $89 - Special Offer $84

A floral and delightfully perfumed nose immediately engages and enthrals. Sweet fruit opens the palate exposing layers of dark cherry, spice and complex earthy notes. The sense of immediacy and open appeal is quickly tempered by its structural and mineral tannins: a mouthfeel characteristic of Calvert’s deep and heavy silt soils. They contribute a stature and seriousness to the proposition: contemplative and sincere.
Felton Road, Winery Notes


2018 Block 5 Pinot Noir
Usually $135 - Special Offer $125

A brooding nose led by hints of blackberry, potpourri and polished leather notes. Radiant energy initiates a palate that’s finely focused and dances across the tongue. Its precision and completeness combine complex components in perfect harmony: not a step out of line and perfectly formed. The finish seems to never end while you contemplate this as one of the great Block 5’s. Patience with time in barrel has paid dividends in this extraordinary rendition.
Felton Road, Winery Notes



These wines are available now at our special offer prices for the next 7 days only. To place your order simply click on the links above or return the attached form, by email, by fax on 03 9419 6970 or call us on 03 9419 6990.





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