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2013 Riesling Block 1

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Wine Taste Weekly, Tyson Stelzer, April 2014

There is wonderful interplay between sweetness, acidity and mineral texture in the great Rieslings of the world and Felton Road manages to achieve this with delightful finesse. 73g/L of residual sweetness meshes seamlessly with finely mineral texture and elegant lemon blossom notes. 95 points.

Gourmet Traveller, June/July 2014

This extraordinary seductive riesling is technically sweet, with 73g/l of residual sugar, but it does in fact taste medium/dry. Sweetness is restrained by fine, fruity acidity in a way that produces delicious tension.  I noted chalky mineral flavours with lime, apricot and orange blossom characters that are subtle but clearly evident.  The wine will age magnificently. it’s a Central Otago classic. 98 points *****

2013 Vintage

The season started slowly after a very cold winter with normal soil moistures. December finally warmed and provided excellent conditions for flowering and a strong and even fruit set. January was warm but unusually marked with five cold southerlies that brought snow to the mountains and tempered the post flowering growth and development. By the end of January and leading into veraison, the weather stabilised and provided warm and consistent temperatures throughout the remainder of the summer. The most interesting aspect about the entire growing season was the warmer night temperatures through February and March, which is uncharacteristic for Central Otago. This brought on the fruit ripeness earlier than we would normally expect considering the brief cold periods we experienced in November and January. Harvest began on March 26 and was completed by April 15 with ideal conditions throughout.

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2013 Riesling Block 1

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Wine Taste Weekly, Tyson Stelzer, April 2014

There is wonderful interplay between sweetness, acidity and mineral texture in the great Rieslings of the world and Felton Road manages to achieve this with delightful finesse. 73g/L of residual sweetness meshes seamlessly with finely mineral texture and elegant lemon blossom notes. 95 points.

Gourmet Traveller, June/July 2014

This extraordinary seductive riesling is technically sweet, with 73g/l of residual sugar, but it does in fact taste medium/dry. Sweetness is restrained by fine, fruity acidity in a way that produces delicious tension.  I noted chalky mineral flavours with lime, apricot and orange blossom characters that are subtle but clearly evident.  The wine will age magnificently. it’s a Central Otago classic. 98 points *****

2013 Vintage

The season started slowly after a very cold winter with normal soil moistures. December finally warmed and provided excellent conditions for flowering and a strong and even fruit set. January was warm but unusually marked with five cold southerlies that brought snow to the mountains and tempered the post flowering growth and development. By the end of January and leading into veraison, the weather stabilised and provided warm and consistent temperatures throughout the remainder of the summer. The most interesting aspect about the entire growing season was the warmer night temperatures through February and March, which is uncharacteristic for Central Otago. This brought on the fruit ripeness earlier than we would normally expect considering the brief cold periods we experienced in November and January. Harvest began on March 26 and was completed by April 15 with ideal conditions throughout.