A chance remark from a fellow wine enthusiast made me wonder if producers of premium wines in this country pay enough attention to packaging.
Each year wine collector and local surgeon, Ian Civil, digs into his cellar to assemble a 10-year vertical tasting for around 20 wine enthusiast friends.
I’ve always been a big fan of Felton Road’s Rieslings. Central Otago can produce truly great Riesling and Felton Road is consistently at the head of the field.
I recently posted 20 tasting notes for Felton Road wines and five more for South Island producer, Ostler.
To celebrate the 20th vintage of Felton Road winemaker Blair Walter will stage a vertical tasting at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.
Felton Road is the leading winery of New Zealand’s Central Otago region, producing not only outrageously grand pinot noir but also sublime chardonnay and rieslings both dry and semi-dry. Made by Blair Walter (pictured below), the Felton Road pinots consistently achieve depth of colour, flavour
Two of my very favourite foods are oysters and scallops. Not just any oysters. I like Bluff and Nelson oysters over Pacific oysters but my very favourite type is Tio Point oysters from Marlborough when they are served alive and freshly shucked. My dream scallops need to be plump and, like the oysters, alive, alive-o.