New_Zealand

FRAMINGHAM PINOT NOIR

Year: 2017
Grape Mix: 100% Pinot Noir
Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough
 
Our price:
£20.99
The Framingham label was launched in 1994 with one Riesling, and has since expanded to include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Framingham produces wines from their 19.5 hectare estate vineyard (certified organic since 2014) and other selected sites. Their Riesling vines, planted in 1981, are among the oldest in Marlborough. Andrew Brown joined Framingham as head winemaker in January 2020, replacing Dr Andrew Hedley, who resigned from his role after 18 years at the helm. A highly regarded winemaker, Brown previously spent seven years at Framingham as assistant winemaker and understudy to Andrew Hedley before working as consultant in regions including Oregon, Central Otago and Alsace. Last year, one of Brown's Rieslings won the Champion Riesling Trophy at the New Zealand International Wine Show; a fitting accolade from someone taking the reins at Framingham, who have always been renowned for their Rieslings.

Framingham 2017 Marlborough Pinot Noir is blended from fruit from low-cropped, reasonably well exposed grapes harvested from four different sites around Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, from a mixture of clones. The vines are up to 20 years old and are planted on mostly clay based soils.

The nose is complex with attractive savoury notes of smoked meats and spice, along with cherry, plum and floral nuances. The rounded palate has flavours of red berry compote and plum with savoury and flinty notes. Well-integrated tannins give the wine a balanced structure.
Food matching:
  • Poultry
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