Framingham F-Series Pinot Noir 2017
- Pinot Noir
- New Zealand, 750ml
"An elegant rather than blockbuster pinot noir, with beguiling sweet red fruit flavours together with a mellow savoury suggestion of vanilla, leaf litter and subtle mushroom characters. A silken-textured wine that's deliciously drinkable now but should develop well." Bob Campbell MW
- Winery: Framingham
- Varietal: Pinot Noir
- Region: Marlborough
- Vintage: 2017
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Screwcap
Food pairing: Chicken & duck; lamb & mild sausage; tuna & salmon; mushroom risotto; mushroom & light-medium red sauces; brie & goats cheese
A more structured style of Pinot Noir when compared to the Framingham offering. A vineyard selection from sites generally in the southern part of the Wairau valley. Elevage occurs in French oak barriques for around 14 months.
"The original vineyard was established in 1981, by Wellingtonian engineer Rex Brooke-Taylor who took the name ‘Framingham’ from his ancestral home town near Norwich, England.
Before we brought our winemaking on site and under our control in 1997, we used other wineries’ facilities to produce our initial releases. And the first wine we released to the world under the Framingham name was a 1994 Riesling.
In past years we’ve been known to produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinotage, Merlot, Merlot-Malbec, Chenin Blanc and Methode Champenoise. But today, we’re a family-owned Sogrape company with ranges including Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir, Viognier and Montepulciano.
Now producing all our wine from our new winery on Conders Bend Road, we made our first ever batch onsite in 1998. The rest, they say, is history.
We make wine by our own rules. We’re big believers in doing what you love. So when it comes to making wine, we just make wine that we ourselves want to drink. We love aromatic styled wines to accompany food. And over the years, our Framingham range has grown with a strong tradition of winemaking for balance, texture and complexity."
- 4 Stars & 95/100 Points - Bob Campbell - Real Review
- 94/100 Points - Jamie Goode, The Wine Anorak, UK - 2016 vintage
- 4 Stars - Raymond Chan - Wine Reviews - 2016 vintage
- 4 Stars - Bob Campbell MW, Bobs Wine Reviews, NZ - 2016 vintage
- 5 Stars & 94/100 Points - Wine Orbit, NZ - 2014 vintage
- 4 Stars - Bob Campbell MW, Bobs Wine Reviews, NZ - 2014 vintage
- 4 Stars - Raymond Chan - Wine Reviews - 2014 vintage
- Silver Ribbon - Huon Hooke, AU - 2014 vintage
- 4 Stars - Cuisine Magazine - 2014 vintage
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