Felton Road Macmuir Pinot Noir 2022
Incredibly impressive and highly collectible new single vineyard Pinot Noir from Felton Road Winery; MacMuir is the first new single site Pinot in 15 years and was first made from 2021. It is a commanding, powerful, full bodied Pinot Noir with intense dark plum and cherry aromas leading into a silky smooth textured wine, which has a distinctively more savoury style to the other single vineyard Pinot Noirs in the Felton Road range. It
drinks well now but will reward ageing for up to and potentially beyond 10 years.
MacMuir Vineyard is located just one km east of The Elms Vineyard on Felton Road. It is a gentle north facing slope that lies immediately below the hills of the Bannockburn Gold Sluicings, now a historic park. MacMuir was originally part of the Calvert property and farmed by Felton Road since 2001. The land was being used to produce various crops of hay and straw for use in our compost, mulch and winter feed for animals, as well as a small productive nut orchard. In 2010, Felton Road purchased the land from the Calvert family and planting began in 2012 after an extensive period of preparing the soils to optimise soil structure and fertility. Nigel Greening, Felton Road’s owner, is the son of a Muir clan member: Betty Muir, hence the title MacMuir (son of a Muir).
About Felton Road
Felton Road winemaker Blair Walter and owner Nigel Greening (who bought the winery in 2000) are a formidable team producing elegant, powerful southern Pinots from their estate vineyards, all now organically and biodynamically certified.
They specialise in producing limited bottlings from single vineyard vineyards in Bannockburn, Central Otago.