The Mendoza clone makes up the entire production of Felton Road Block 2. Schist and gravel make up the soil composition. The vineyard has been established since 1992. The wine making is about showing the quality of the fruit. They use no new oak and bottle without fining or unfiltration.
Winery notes: “An entrée of zesty citrus, spring blossom, ripe tropicals and nutty undertones on the nose. The bright and linear acidity marries seamlessly to a mineral-rich earthiness on a broad and expansive palate. Uncomplicated by assertive winemaking, the transparency and vineyard expression are allowed centre stage. A powerful Block 2 with typically striking presence and persistence.”
Grabbed more then their share of world renown for full bodied and powerful Pinot. Searching beyond you’ll find pockets of fascinating wines from subregional experiments to aromatic whites.
The grape that you can plant anywhere, in any climate and do anything to and it will still taste like an OK wine. When people hit the sweet spot of site, climate, cropping and winemaking, Chardonnay becomes a magical wine that will age gracefully but charm you at any age. Chardonnays can range from cool climate lean and citrusy to warmer climate tropical and overt. Oak and lees can add flavouring as can malolactic fermentation.