Beginning with meticulous site selection and vineyard design started in 1991, Felton Road's story is one of refusal to compromise. A commitment to hands off winemaking: gravity flow, wild yeasts, wild malo, an avoidance of fining and filtration all help preserve the wine's expression of its terroir.
Riesling from Blocks 2 and 4 of The Elms vineyard was carefully hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and fermented with indigenous yeasts. The fermentation was stopped by chilling when the optimal balance was achieved between the acidity, alcohol and residual sugar (59g/L). Careful winemaking with minimal processing highlights the crisp natural acidity and the Riesling characters are delicately poised in the low alcohol of 9.0%.
Delicate aromas of ginger, tangerine and tropical florals. An immediate burst of sweetness on the palate (59g/L) coats every corner in delicious tropical fruit flavours. The crisp acid finish and the low alcohol (9.0%) provide a unique balance in this thrilling and exacting wine. The residual sweetness can easily become rather secondary when focusing on the sheer drinkability and poise.